Recommendation R20070027

Recommendation issued to: Australian Parachute Federation

Recommendation details
Output No: R20070027
Date issued: 30 October 2007
Safety action status: Closed - No Action
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Australian Parachute Federation establish the safety benefits of requiring parachutists to wear helmets during parachute operations.

Output text

Parachutists are not required to utilise helmets while parachuting, thereby increasing their risk of head injury during parachuting and in the event of an aircraft accident. In the event of a head injury during an aircraft accident, their successful exit from an aircraft could be negatively affected.


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