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Home Preparations for crash testing an aircraft can take years and incredibly complex. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman) Preparations for crash testing an aircraft can take years and incredibly complex. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)

Preparations for crash testing an aircraft can take years and incredibly complex. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)

Preparations for crash testing an aircraft can take years and incredibly complex. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)

Preparations for crash testing an aircraft can take years and incredibly complex. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)

Engineers have installed instrumented crash test dummies and un-instrumented manikins. They will test seatbelts and other technologies during a crash test in which the helicopter will be dropped from a height of about 30 feet and hit the ground at about 30 miles an hour. (Image Credit: NASA Langley / David C. Bowman)