Crash landing


While many feds sit in the office most of the day, a few at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., recently spent their work day smashing a Marine CH-46E helicopter fuselage filled with 15 dummy passengers into the ground.

The experiment aimed to test seats and seat belts and gauge the odds of surviving a helicopter crash.

You can read more about the testing here, but for an inside look at what goes on when a helicopter falls from 30 feet, check out the video released by NASA. The guys in the front row didn’t seem to far too well, but officials say the results will take a while to fully analyze.


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