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At approximately 1830 hours Eastern Standard Time on 9 February, 1974, a parachutist was fatally injured on impact with the ground following a free fall descent at Mareeba Aerodrome, two kilometres south of Mareeba, Queensland.

The cause of the accident was that, following non-deployment of the main parachute, the reserve parachute canopy was seriously damaged when it inverted during deployment. There is insufficient evidence available to determine the reason for the canopy inversion.

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General details
Date: 09 February 1974 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1830 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):south of Mareeba Occurrence type:Miscellaneous - Other 
State: Queensland Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 08 December 1975 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: 182A 
Aircraft registration: VH-DCV 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Mareeba
Destination:Mareeba
 
 
 
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