At approximately 1120 hours E3T on 1 September 1974 a parachutist was fatally injured by impact with the ground following a free fall descent at Wilton, New South Wales. The cause of the accident was that following a malfunction of his main canopy, the parachutist adopted an incorrect technique for deploying the reserve parachute.
|Date:||01 September 1974||Investigation status:||Completed|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Miscellaneous - Other|
|Release date:||12 September 1975||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Type of operation||Sports Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|