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At 1340 hours EST on 18 August, 1974, a parachutist was fatally injured on impact with the ground following a free fall parachute descent at Wilton, NSW. The parachute was observed to extend fully from the pack, but the canopy, which was squidding, failed to inflate.
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General details
Date: 18 August 1974 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1340 EST  
Location   (show map):Wilton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 19 August 1975 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: P206 
Aircraft registration: VH-PQD 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Wilton
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Last update 13 May 2014