Friday, October 18, 2019

Incident Reports

Incident Reports

Submissions are handled confidentially. According to USPA policy, all reports are studied, printed in Parachutist and then destroyed. USPA keeps only a brief synopsis on record, which doesn’t include the names of any individuals or the locations of the incidents.
 

For this valuable system to work, USPA needs USPA Safety & Training Advisors and other USPA members to report on incidents, both fatal and non-fatal, from which other jumpers can learn something. Jumpers can download the Incident Report Form from the right or submit an Incident Report online. It lists the most important information to include to make it more effective. However, reports in any format are welcome.

USPA compiles this information annually into the Incident Statistics Report available online.

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Incident Report Form PDF   (Apr 2019)
Published Report Date between:
and:

Fatal?        

Details include the words:

Published Report Date: 
Category:  Landing Problem (Non-Fatal)
Age:  27
Sex: 
Time in Sport:  2 days
Total Number of Jumps:  3
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  3
Non-Fatal

System:  Aerodyne Research   Icon
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  260
Wing Loading:  0.95
Reserve:  Aerodyne Research  Smart  250
AAD:  Airtec Cypres Student
Helmet:  ProTec
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Landing Problem (Non-Fatal)
Age:  45
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  8 months
Total Number of Jumps:  18
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  18
Non-Fatal

System:  Velocity Sports   Infinty
Main:  Performance Designs  Navagator  280
Wing Loading:  0.80
Reserve:  PISA  Tempo  250
AAD:  Airtec Cypres 2
Helmet:  ProTec
RSL:  Yes

  SHOW / HIDE DETAILS


Published Report Date: 
Category:  Landing Problem (Non-Fatal)
Age:  47
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  2 months
Total Number of Jumps:  2
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  2
Non-Fatal

System:  Peregrine Manufacturing   Triton
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  280
Wing Loading:  0.84
Reserve:  Parachute Labs  Angel Fire  280
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil 2
Helmet:  ProTec
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Landing Problem (Non-Fatal)
Age:  37
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport: 
Total Number of Jumps:  6
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  4
Non-Fatal

System:  UPT   Student Vector
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  200
Wing Loading:  0.75
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  220
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil II
Helmet:  ProTec
RSL:  Yes

  SHOW / HIDE DETAILS


Published Report Date: 
Category:  Landing Problem (Non-Fatal)
Age:  33
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  2 years
Total Number of Jumps:  10
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  2
Non-Fatal

System:  Velocity Sports  
Main:  Precision Aerodynamics  Voyager  240
Wing Loading:  0.85
Reserve:     
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil Cuatro
Helmet:  Benny
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Low Turn (Fatal)
Age:  29
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Three-plus years
Total Number of Jumps:  Approximately 275 (180 civilian sport jumps)
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  100 (reported by jumper)
Cause of Death: Blunt-force trauma during a hard landing

System:  Sun Path   Javelin
Main:  Performance Designs  Sabre 2  150
Wing Loading:  1.33
Reserve:  PISA  Tempo  170
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil Cuatro
Helmet:  Cookie G3
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Low Cutaway-Reserve Deployment (Fatal)
Age:  62
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  41 years
Total Number of Jumps:  2,500 plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  130
Cause of Death: Blunt-force trauma after low-altitude reserve deployment

System:  Para-Flight   EOS
Main:   Pilot  168
Wing Loading:  1.0
Reserve:  Para-Flight  Swift Plus  145
AAD: 
Helmet:  Full-face, unreported brand
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Low Deployment (Non-Fatal)
Age:  28
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  6 months
Total Number of Jumps:  8
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  8
Non-Fatal

System:  UPT   Student Vector SE
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  280
Wing Loading:  0.73
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  281
AAD:  Airtec Cypres Changeable
Helmet:  SkySystems
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Medical Problem (Fatal)
Age:  57
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Two years
Total Number of Jumps:  175
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  80
Cause of Death: Heart attack in freefall

System:  Aerodyne Research   Icon
Main:  Aerodyne Research  Pilot  168
Wing Loading:  1.1:1
Reserve:  Aerodyne Research  Smart  190
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs Vigil 2+
Helmet:  Bonehead Mamba (full-face)
RSL:  Yes

  SHOW / HIDE DETAILS


Published Report Date: 
Category:  Medical Problem (Fatal)
Age:  41
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  10 years
Total Number of Jumps:  4,509
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  464
Cause of Death: Blunt-force trauma after striking the ground with no parachute

System:  UPT   Sigma Tandem
Main:  United Parachute Technologies  Sigma  340
Wing Loading:  1.26:1
Reserve:  United Parachute Technologies  VR 360  360
AAD:  Airtec Tandem CYPRES 2
Helmet:  Gath (open-face)
RSL:  Yes

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