Aerospace Forensic Lab includes aircraft helicopter that have been involved in actual crashes.

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department operates the Aerospace Forensics Lab, formerly known as the Aircraft Crash Lab, at 915 South Clyde Morris Boulevard, just southeast of Daytona Beach International Airport and near the Daytona Beach Campus. 

Aerospace Forensics

Aerospace Forensic Lab includes aircraft helicopter that have been involved in actual crashes.

The Applied Aviation Sciences Department operates the Aerospace Forensics Lab, formerly known as the Aircraft Crash Lab, at 915 South Clyde Morris Boulevard, just southeast of Daytona Beach International Airport and near the Daytona Beach Campus.  The Aerospace Forensic Lab is a critical teaching tool for the Aerospace and Occupational Safety degree program and the Aviation Safety minor. Current artifacts include several fixed wing aircraft and also a helicopter that have all been involved in actual crashes. This lab allows viewing and tactile inspection of wreckage while practicing the science of aircraft accident investigation. The artifacts are positioned to mimic how the aircraft were found at the accident scene. Based on their findings, students are expected to piece together the various clues to explain what really happened.

Potential research topics include experiential learning techniques, forensic imaging, metallurgical failure analyses, software uses for accident scene diagrams, powerplant system analysis, flight instrument impact capture marks, and the pedagogy of wreckage layouts to maximize student learning. 

Lab Information

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.