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At approximately 1410 hours Eastern Standard Time on 6 June 1976, a parachutist was fatally injured on impact with the ground near Gatton, Queensland, following a free fall descent and failure of both the main and reserve parachutes to properly deploy.
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General details
Date: 06 June 1976 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1410 EST  
Location   (show map):5 km north-east Gatton Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 18 April 1977 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: 172 
Aircraft registration: VH-BJS 
Departure point:5 km north-east Gatton
Destination:5 km north-east Gatton
Fatal: 0011
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Last update 13 May 2014