Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182H, VH-KMM, Wilton, NSW, 24 May 1970

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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.
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General details
Date: 24 May 1970   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1127 EST    
Location   (show map): Wilton    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 18 March 1971   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model 182H  
Aircraft registration VH-KMM  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Wilton  
Destination Wilton  
Last update 16 May 2014