Anybody catch this show?
Crazy. One significant find was that bracing for crash position is safer than just sitting upright.
I would have liked to see if at least one seat mounted backwards to see if that safer than sitting facing forward. I recall rearward facing seats showcased in a future airline concept a while back. In the Navy's C-2A Greyhound, all the passengers face backwards. And I also believe the same thing in the C-5 Galaxy in the upper passenger deck. I would think sitting backward during a cat launch will be very uncomfortable since your body will be hurled away from the seat. But I guess that's why passengers are held in their seats with a racing style 5 point harness. But, I'm also guessing that landing is more harsh hence the rear facing seating position?
One thing I noticed after watching the program was that, no one from the NTSB was there One of the experts in the show was just credited as a "crash investigator". I would think the NTSB would be all over this b/c it's practically their job. But I'm sure when the study is published, the NTSB would be studying it.
Just a thought.
MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2
Originally Posted by .skully.
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My problem with this show is that a lot of accidents do not just happen this way. This was very controlled on a flat, desert area. If the Pilots were aware (i.e. lost power and the a/c was actually piloted). They would have set a nice minimum descent A/S and even flare at the bottom to control the descent rate and the a/c impact would have been a lot less severe.
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