The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) score and the Injury Severity Score (ISS) were calculated for all passengers and crew of the M1 Kegworth aircraft crash. Regional injury scores were significantly higher in nonsurvivors than survivors of the impact. Mortality and ISSs were found to correlate with the structural damage sustained by the aircraft. The use of injury scoring has highlighted variations in the severity of injuries sustained by occupants involved in an impact crash of an airliner. This information has demonstrated that other factors in addition to the force of the impact were involved in the causation of injury, such as structural integrity, attempts by occupants to protect adjoining passengers, and rear-facing seats.
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