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At approximately 1433 hours EST on 15 August, 1971, a parachutist was fatally injured by impact with the ground following a static line descent near Camden, New South Wales. The parachutist, was making his eighth parachute descent. As a result of static line release the pilot chute deployed and the bag was drawn from the pack, but after partial extension of the rigging lines the deployment sequence ceased. When the parachutist's equipment was subsequently inspected the main parachute, except for a small portion, was still contained in its bag and the reserve parachute ripcord had not been operated.
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General details
Date: 15 August 1971 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1433 EST  
Location   (show map):Camden Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 30 June 1972 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: 172B 
Aircraft registration: VH-KFG 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Camden
Departure time:1433 EST
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Last update 13 May 2014