Recommendation R20070031

Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Recommendation details
Output No: R20070031
Date issued: 30 October 2007
Safety action status: Closed - Action Taken
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety issue

The practice of harnessing tandem parachutists together during the take-off roll and climb out of the aircraft could negatively impact occupants' survivability in the event of an aircraft-related emergency.

Safety Recommendation

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority advise all self-administered sports parachuting organisations (other than the Australian Parachute Federation) to include instructions in their Training Operations Manual, or equivalent, to define when tandem parachutists should be harnessed together, with a view to optimising the likelihood of parachutists successfully exiting an aircraft in the event of an aircraft emergency, including when below the safe release point.

Initial response
Date issued: 13 March 2008
Response from: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action status: Closed - Accepted
Response text:

CASA wrote the Australian Skydiving Association on 11 December 2007 requesting that the organisation action this recommendation.

Last update 05 April 2012