Wednesday, June 19, 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:
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Fatal?        

Details include the words:

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:  Paraflight   EOS
Main:  Aerodyne Research  Pilot  168
Wing Loading:  1:1
Reserve:  Para-Flight  Swift Plus  145
AAD:  None
Helmet:  Full-face, unreported brand
RSL:  No

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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
Helmet:  Bonehead Mamba (full-face)
RSL:  Yes

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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
Helmet:  Gath (open-face)
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Landing Problem (Fatal)
Age:  27
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  2 years
Total Number of Jumps:  4 AFF with approximately 10 tandems over 2 years
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  2
Cause of Death: Head injury after striking the side of a building while landing

System:  United Parachute Technologies   Student Vector3
Main:  Performance Designs  Navigator  260
Wing Loading:  Unreported
Reserve:  Precision Aerodynamics  size unreported  
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Sky Systems Bennie (open face)
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Low Turn (Fatal)
Age:  29
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Nine months
Total Number of Jumps:  275
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  275
Cause of Death: Low turn under canopy

System:  Sun Path   Javelin
Main:  Innovative Parachute Technologies  Furai  150
Wing Loading:  1.3:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  160
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Square One Kiss (full-face)
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Freefall Collision (Fatal)
Age:  27
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Not reported
Total Number of Jumps:  650
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  Not reported
Cause of Death: Freefall collision during a wingsuit jump

System:  Mirage Systems   G3
Main:  Performance Designs  Spectre  150
Wing Loading:  1.6:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PDR  126
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Yes, unreported type
RSL:  No

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Other (Fatal)
Age:  68
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  18 years
Total Number of Jumps:  4,000
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  75
Cause of Death: Hard landing under a spinning main parachute

System:  Aerodyne Research   Icon
Main:  Aerodyne Research  Pilot  147
Wing Loading:  1.5:1
Reserve:  Aerodyne Research  Smart  160
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Cookie G3 (full-face)
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Equipment Problem (Fatal)
Age:  68
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  49 years
Total Number of Jumps:  19,200-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  375
Cause of Death: Hard opening followed by a hard landing under a spinning main parachute

System:  Aerodyne   Icon
Main:  Performance Designs  Storm  170
Wing Loading:  1.5:1
Reserve:  Aerodyne  Smart  150
AAD:  Airtec
Helmet:  Cookie G3 full face
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Equipment Problem (Fatal)
Age:  24
Sex:  Male
Time in Sport:  Six months
Total Number of Jumps:  85
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  85
Cause of Death: Hard landing under a spinning main parachute

System:  Javelin   Odyssey
Main:  Performance Designs  Pulse  170
Wing Loading:  1.1:1
Reserve:  Performance Designs  PD  143
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Open Face, unreported type
RSL:  Yes

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Published Report Date: 
Category:  Incorrect Emergency Procedures (Fatal)
Age:  34
Sex:  Female
Time in Sport:  18 years
Total Number of Jumps:  3,000-plus
Skydives Within the Last 12 Months:  Not reported
Cause of Death: Impact under a partially inflated reserve parachute following a drogue entanglement

System:  United Parachute Technologies   Sigma Tandem
Main:  NZ Aerosports  Icarus Tandem  330
Wing Loading:  Not reported
Reserve:  United Parachute Technologies  VTC-2R  
AAD:  Advanced Aerospace Designs
Helmet:  Yes (instructor), No (student)
RSL:  Yes

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