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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.
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General details
Date: 01 September 1974 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1120 EST  
Location   (show map):Wilton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 12 September 1975 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: 182K 
Aircraft registration: VH-KRE 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Wilton
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Last update 13 May 2014