Approach - Diverting Carrier Aircraft - January 1961
APPROACH Vol. 6, No. 7, January 1961
The Naval Aviation Safety Review
Published by U. S. Naval Aviation Safety Center
IN THIS ISSUE
- Bingo Fuel
Fuel Computation For Divertinir Carrier Aircraft To Landing Fields 3
- 'C' Notes
Carrier Flight Operational Tips 8
- Match for Met Man
A Wartime Forecaster Gets a Line on Local Weather From the Natives 10
- Target for Today
Incidents Submitted by Any mouse 13
Technical Questions and Answers 16
- Pedal Pushers
Aircraft Braking Technique 18
Two Pilots Struggle for a One-Man Raft 24
- Details, Details
Events Leading to A4D Accident 26
- Slide Out!
Narratives of F3D Bailouts 28
- In the Blind
Ejection and Survival After F4D Collision 30
- Notes from Your Flight Surgeon 34\
Inadvertent Operation of Afterburner Causes F4D To Jump Chocks 36
- Down but not Locked
Mechanic-Induced Wheel Retractions During Maintenance 42
- Notes & Comments on Maintenance 45
- It Could Be YOU
FOD Prevention 46
- Murphy's Law
Crossed Wires in Fuel Pump Cause F8U Explosion 47
From the Back Cover
Analysis of the Aircraft Accident Reports for just the three months of January, February and March 1960 reveals that 23 of 162 accidents were associated with non-adherence to a non-existence of standing operating procedures! In these 23 accidents there were 10 fatal accidents with a total of 30 fatalities and 23 aircraft destroyed. The total dollar loss amounted to more than 17 millions.
This is a high price to pay just for the privilege of doing things differently!
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