Helmet-mounted displays and facial injury in US Army AH-64A Apache accidents.

@article{Crowley1998HelmetmountedDA,
  title={Helmet-mounted displays and facial injury in US Army AH-64A Apache accidents.},
  author={John S. Crowley},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps},
  year={1998},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={144-7}
}
There is concern that the helmet display unit (HDU) used by AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots might contribute to facial injury in a crash. The US Army accident database was searched for HDU-related injuries in survivable Apache accidents 1985-1995. Four aviators in three crashes sustained HDU-related injury. These involved three periorbital contusions and two minor eye injuries. There were no sequelae. This equates to an incidence of 0.57 injured individuals per 100,000 flying hours or 8.0… CONTINUE READING

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