An Example of a Life-Critical System

The picture below illustrates what can happen when a life-critical system fails. This particular crash took place at the Paris Air Show a few years ago. Our understanding is that a mechanical failure caused the crash. The pilot sustained only minor injuries.

a picture
of an airplane crashing.

Curator and Responsible NASA Official: Ricky W. Butler
last modified: 10 September 1998 (15:57:28)