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The flight was arranged in order to drop three parachutists to a school fete. Winds at the time were gusting around 15 knots and there is a 20 knot limit on parachuting, with the equipment in use. Two jumpers landed successfully in the school grounds, although the second person landed heavily due to turbulence near adjacent trees. The third jumper conducted an approach similar to the others but he went too far downwind before turning to approach the landing point. When it became evident that the desired landing area could not be reached the parachutist approached for a landing amongst houses. He landed on the roof of a house but was dragged off and into a fence, sustaining spinal injuries and lacerations.

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General details
Date: 27 August 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1245  
Location:Toowoomba Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Miscellaneous - Other 
Release date: 28 November 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Serious 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: No Aircraft Involved 
Type of operation: Sports Aviation 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Toowoomba QLD
Destination:Toowoomba QLD
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