Saturday, August 18, 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:  Incorrect Emergency Procedures (Fatal)
Age:  34
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  18 years
Total Number of Jumps:  3,000-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  Not reported
Cause of Death: Impact under a partially inflated reserve parachute following a drogue entanglement

System:  United Parachute Technologies   Sigma Tandem
Main:  NZ Aerosports  Icarus Tandem  330
Wing Loading:  Not reported
Reserve:  United Parachute Technologies  VTC-2R  
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Yes (instructor), No (student)
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Incorrect Emergency Procedures (Fatal)
Age:  43
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  6 years
Total Number of Jumps:  1,500-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  Not reported
Cause of Death: Hard landing under a spinning main canopy

System:  United Parachute Technologies   Sigma Tandem
Main:  Jojo Wings  HOP  330
Wing Loading:  Not reported
Reserve:  United Parachute Technologies  VTC-2R  
AAD:  Yes, unreported brand
Helmet:  Not reported
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Freefall Collision (Fatal)
Age:  74
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  10 years
Total Number of Jumps:  490
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  90
Cause of Death: Hard landing under a damaged main canopy following a collision during deployment

System:  Relative Workshop   Vector 2
Main:  Performance Designs  Spectre  190
Wing Loading:  0.9:1
Reserve:  Not reported    
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Protec (open-face)
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Main-Reserve Entanglement (Fatal)
Age:  60
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  25 years
Total Number of Jumps:  3,000-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  349
Cause of Death: Reserve bridle entanglement following a main-canopy cutaway

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 (Fatal)
Age:  30
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Two Days
Total Number of Jumps:  3
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  3
Cause of Death: Hard landing under a reserve parachute following a low-altitude cutaway of the main parachute from a main-reserve downplane

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:  Entanglement (Non-Fatal)
Age: 
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  1 year
Total Number of Jumps:  33
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  33
Non-Fatal

System:   
Main:     
Wing Loading: 
Reserve:     
AAD: 
Helmet: 
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Other (Non-Fatal)
Age: 
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport: 
Total Number of Jumps: 
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months: 
Non-Fatal

System:   
Main:     
Wing Loading: 
Reserve:     
AAD: 
Helmet: 
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Canopy Collision (Non-Fatal)
Age: 
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport: 
Total Number of Jumps: 
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months: 
Non-Fatal

System:   
Main:     
Wing Loading: 
Reserve:     
AAD: 
Helmet: 
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Low Turn (Non-Fatal)
Age: 
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport: 
Total Number of Jumps:  480
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months: 
Non-Fatal

System:   
Main:     
Wing Loading:  1.3:1
Reserve:     
AAD: 
Helmet: 
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Canopy Collision (Fatal)
Age:  64
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  17 years
Total Number of Jumps:  1,700
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  22
Cause of Death: Hard impact during a canopy collision immediately following deployment

System:  Velocity Sports Equipment   Infinity
Main:  Performance Designs  Sabre2  150
Wing Loading:  1.4:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  143
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Full face, unreported brand
RSL:  Yes

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