Full-Scale Crash Test of Fokker F-28

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HAMPTON, Va., June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Media is invited to a crash test of a Fokker F-28 transport aircraft will be conducted at the Landing and Impact Research Facility (LandIR), on June 19, 2019. This will be the largest full-sized aircraft ever dropped at the LandIR. This test will provide researchers with important data on aircraft crash-safety by using crash-test dummies for occupant crash response and likelihood of injury. This data can be used in computer simulations to advance aircraft crash-safety for future airline passengers and cargo.

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Collaborators include the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Two separate events will occur for the test. A pre-mission brief will be held at 10:00am covering the purpose and expectations of the test. The crash test will then occur between 01:00pm and 02:00pm.

Two gate-calls will be held at the NASA Langley Visitor Center for interested parties. One at 09:15am (for those who wish to see the briefing) and another at 12:15pm.

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