This course is designed to introduce the participant to advanced accident investigation procedures involving design, materials, and aircraft performance. It is a follow-on course for the aircraft accident investigation course or for an individual who has experience in accident investigation.
A detailed analysis of the aircraft accident environment with particular emphasis on survivability factors is provided in this course. It explores factors and forces that cause injury and examines the injury role played by impact forces and occupiable space compromises. Students examine crashworthiness and delethalization technologies and concepts with a focus on the best ways to protect occupants during a crash. Selected aircraft accidents are used as case studies. Students also complete an in-depth review of basic kinematics and development of injury-related information.