Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Accident Reports

Accident Reports

Submissions are handled confidentially. According to USPA policy, all reports are studied, printed in Parachutist and then destroyed. USPA keeps only a brief synopsis on record, which doesn’t include the names of any individuals or the locations of the accidents.
 

For this valuable system to work, USPA needs USPA Safety & Training Advisors and other USPA members to report on accidents, both fatal and non-fatal, from which other jumpers can learn something. Jumpers can download the Incident Report Form from the right or submit an Accident Report online. It lists the most important information to include to make it more effective. However, reports in any format are welcome.

 USPA compiles this information annually into the accident statics report available online.

Download

Accident Report Form PDF   (Oct 2015)
Published Report Date between:
and:

Fatal?        

Details include the words:

Published Report Date: 
Category:  Main-Reserve Entanglement
Age:  60
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  25 years
Total Number of Jumps:  3,000-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  349


System:  Sun Path   Javelin Odyssey
Main:  Aerodyne International  Triathlon  175
Wing Loading:  1.4:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  176
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Video helmet with rear-mounted hinge, unreported brand
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Low Cutaway-Reserve Deployment
Age:  30
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Two Days
Total Number of Jumps:  3
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  3


System:  Rigging Innovations   Telesis
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  260
Wing Loading:  0.7:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  235
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Protec (open face)
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Main-Reserve Entanglement
Age:  65
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  One day
Total Number of Jumps:  1
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  1


System:  Velocity Sports Equipment   Infinity
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  300
Wing Loading:  0.7:1
Reserve:  Precision Aerodynamics  Raven 3  
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Yes, unreported type
RSL:  Yes (not connected)

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Incorrect Emergency Procedures
Age:  49
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  17 years
Total Number of Jumps:  6,000-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  150-plus


System:  Mirage   G3
Main:  NZ Aerosports  Crossfire 2  109
Wing Loading:  1.7:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  126
AAD:  None
Helmet:  Full face, unreported brand
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Other
Age:  26
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  One Day
Total Number of Jumps:  One
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  1


System:  UPT   Sigma
Main:  Icarus  Tandem  330
Wing Loading:  1.3:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  VR  360
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  none
RSL:  Yes (not connected)

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Incorrect Emergency Procedures
Age:  34
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  3 years
Total Number of Jumps:  700-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  200-plus


System:  Aerodyne Research   Icon
Main:  Icarus  Safire 2  129
Wing Loading:  1.6:1
Reserve:  Aerodyne Research  Smart  135
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Cookie G3
RSL:  Yes (not connected)

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Other
Age:  44
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  14 years
Total Number of Jumps:  2,350
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  107


System:  Sun Path   Javelin
Main:  Performance Designs  Sabre 2  135
Wing Loading:  1.1:1
Reserve:  Not reported    
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Not reported
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Equipment Problem
Age:  52
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  6 years
Total Number of Jumps:  1,800
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  Unknown


System:  UPT   Micron
Main:  Performance Designs  Comp Velocity  79
Wing Loading:  2.7:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  Optimum  126
AAD:  None
Helmet:  Bonehead, full-face
RSL:  Yes (not connected)

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Canopy Collision
Age:  33
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  15 years
Total Number of Jumps:  7,000-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  Not Reported


System:  Sun Path   Javelin
Main:  Performance Designs  Peregrine  67
Wing Loading:  2.1:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  Optimum  126
AAD:  Not reported
Helmet:  Not reported
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Equipment Problem
Age:  88
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Not reported, but at least 31 years
Total Number of Jumps:  2,400
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  85


System:  Relative Workshop   Vector 2
Main:  Performance Designs  Spectre  170
Wing Loading:  Not reported
Reserve:  Precision Aerodynamics  Raven 2  
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Not reported
RSL:  No

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