Aviation safety investigations & reports

Cessna 172 VH-BJS, 5 km north-east of Gatton, Queensland, 6 June 1976

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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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    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other  
Release date: 18 April 1977   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model 172  
Aircraft registration VH-BJS  
Departure point 5 km north-east Gatton  
Destination 5 km north-east Gatton  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 0 0 1 1
Total: 0 0 1 1
Last update 13 May 2014