At approximately 1127 hours EST on 24th May, 1970, a parachutist was fatally injured on impact with the ground after his parachutes had failed to correctly deploy during a free fall descent near Wilton, New South Wales. The cause of the accident was that following a malfunction of his main parachute, the parachutist did not jettison the main parachute before attempting to deploy his reserve parachute.
|Date:||24 May 1970||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Miscellaneous - Other|
|Release date:||18 March 1971||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|