Possible Options in Identifying an Explosion on Board an Aircraft Based on The Characteristics of Scattered Remains


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Konieczka, R., & Zastawny, J. (2022). Possible Options in Identifying an Explosion on Board an Aircraft Based on The Characteristics of Scattered Remains. Safety & Defense, 8(2), 46-52. https://doi.org/10.37105/sd.183


This article attempts to determine the possibility of identifying an explosion on board an aircraft based on the scattered remains. To reach this goal, a detailed analysis of reports on aviation accidents was performed in the context of the scattering of remains at various crash sites.

Moreover, explosions cause an emission of large amounts of hot gases at supersonic speeds, which is the main source of destruction. The destruction is quite characteristic and depends on the material subjected to damage. It allows for the unequivocal identification of an explosion.

The performed analysis and conclusions confirmed the thesis set forth in the article that, by means of analyzing the scattered remains after a plane crash, it is possible to determine, with high probability, whether an explosion occurred on board during the flight, which could be the cause of the event. This way of initially determining the causes of accidents would allow for targeting further accident investigation methodology and improving the workflows for teams investigating plane crashes.



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