Ditching Characteristics under Study

Aviation International News » February 2006
September 26, 2006, 4:38 AM

A UK CAA study says the risk of a helicopter capsizing during a controlled ditching is “considerably higher” than it should be. A report on helicopter ditching and crashworthiness research recommends new tests to establish a reliable computer model of the motion of a helicopter as it is affected by waves and swell.

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