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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 18 March 1971 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: 182H 
Aircraft registration: VH-KMM 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Wilton
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