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Worldwide Tandem Parachuting Fatalities

Worldwide Tandem Parachuting Fatalities

# Rating Tandem
Jumps
Total
Jumps
Overview
1 TI 70 2400 TI attempted to hook up student in free-fall (no drogue).
2 TI 62 1349 CRW wrap and cut-a-way. No reserve pull.
3 TI 70 2000 Mid-air collision.
4 TI 65 1000 Rigging error. Misrouted kill-line. Collapsed drogue in tow. Late reserve pull.
5 NC 10 3750 Used incorrect procedure. Did not receive proper training when transferring from drogue-less to a drogue system.
6 TI 650 1800 student grabbed ti's arms. reserve pulled at treetop.
7 TI 50 1400 out-of-sequence deployment.
8 NR 34 560 heart attack. (rsl disconnected). cut away main, no reserve pull.
9 TI 1100 5000 rigging error. misrouted kill-line. collapsed drogue in tow. no reserve pull.
10 TE 300 2000 broken closing loop. out-of-sequence deployment.
11 TE 1000 7000 no drogue. student drogue release was pulled.
12 TI 60 ? main container opened on step. out-of-sequence deployment. unapproved aircraft - dornier 27.
13 NR 460 1200 no drogue release. low reserve pull.
14 TE 280 1800 rigging error(s). improper drogue 3-ring assembly. no reserve pull.
15 TI 265 1650 drogue in-tow. drogue entangled with student's leg. no reserve pull.
16 TI 15 ~600 main container opened on step. out-of-sequence deployment.
17 NR ? ? non-std drogue release jammed. no reserve pull.
18 NR ? ? no drogue release. out-of-sequence deployment.
19 TI 64 3380 main container opened after exit. out-of-sequence deployment.
20 TI 10 800 side-spin. no action taken (probably unconscious).
21 NR 15 550 break-a-way handle pulled. drogue released just prior to impact.
22 TI 25 1500 no drogue. no pull.
23 TI 800 2000 cut-away. rsl released. no reserve pull. suspected student grabbed ti's arms.
24 TI 370 1100 main container opened after exit. out-of-sequence deployment.
25 TTC/TE 4000 14000 drogue knotted and in tow. reserve p/c entangled. out-of-sequence.
26 TI 181 2800 packed high speed malfunction. out-of-sequence procedures. deployed reserve before breaking away.
27 TI ? ? main container opened after exit. out-of-sequence deployment.
28 NZ-TI 930 2741 collapsed drogue, incomplete cut-away, two canopy entanglement. inadvertent reserve opening suspected.
29 TI 3000 4000+ broken left riser, rsl deployed reserve. entanglement with main.
30 TI 1000+ 2000+ out-of-sequence deployment.
31 TI 62 1080 student accidentally cut-away main canopy, unstable reserve deployment, entangled 2 lines, rapid spin. no hook knife.
32 TI 180 1670 collapsed main canopy at 50’-200’, induced rapid spin.
33 Training 9 1000+ military drogue entangled with student's right foot. no reserve pull - aad not active
34 TI 600 3000 video man collided with opening tandem canopy. student dies at hospital hours later
35 ? ? ? No drogue release. Drogue/reserve entanglement.
36 TI ? ? Tumbled thru reserve lines after breakaway.
37 TI 200 3000 Entangled with Drogue.
38 TI ? ? Went through lines after cutaway, line twists on reserve, spiralled in. Student died, TM injured
39 TI ? ? TM snagged on drogue, lines hooked on Teva (shoe), pulled reserve, pulled all handles just before impact.
40 TI ? ? Low altitude jump, didn't deploy drogue, low reserve pull, AAD switched off

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