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Guessing no direct high G hit. (archive)

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Posted by MikeW on September 23, 1999 at 10:11:52:

In Reply to: Why didn't the airbags go off? If they didn't posted by here when would they? on September 23, 1999 at 10:01:29:

Rolls are different from other accidents in that the energy is dissipated over a much longer period of time at a much lower level of force. The force of the impact may never have exceeded the level necessary to deploy the bags.

: : Facts:
: : a) No injuries
: : b) The air bags did not go off.

: : I assume that the air bags not going off was correct, but it is an interesting debate.

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