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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41772
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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Date:04-JUL-1998
Time:16:51
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182B
Owner/operator:Brian Strong
Registration: N7247E
C/n / msn: 52247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Green Sea, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:(S79)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
According to the FAA, the skydiver was standing on the strut preparing to jump when his pilot parachute opened and wrapped around the tail section of the airplane. The skydiver was pulled from the strut and into the empennage section. He impacted the right horizontal stabilizer and elevator, causing substantial damage to the tail. The skydiver was fatally injured. The airplane was landed, using the elevator trim, without further incident. CAUSE: The inadvertent activation of the skydivers pilot chute, pulling him into the horizontal stabilizer/elevator, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10470


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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