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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44657
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna P206B
Owner/operator:Mid-America Sport Parachute Club Inc.
Registration: N8619Z
C/n / msn: 0419
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Taylorville, IL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Taylorville, IL (TAZ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane entered an inverted spin during a skydiving operation when a parachutist's parachute deployed while exiting the airplane at 10,500 feet mean sea level. The parachute became entangled around the right hand landing gear and the parachutist could not be freed. The pilot, who was wearing a parachute, and the remaining parachutists jumped from the airplane. The airplane subsequently impacted a flat field, inverted, and in uncontrolled flight. The entangled parachutist received fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: Aircraft control not possible by the pilot following a premature deployment of a parachute as a parachutist exited the jump airplane during cruise flight. The inverted spin encountered by the pilot was an additional cause.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2010 15:12 TB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:29 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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