Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 182K, VH-KRE, Wilton NSW, 1 September 1974

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: New South Wales   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 12 September 1975   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model 182K  
Aircraft registration VH-KRE  
Type of operation Sports Aviation  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Wilton  
Destination Wilton  
Last update 13 May 2014