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1985 C-182 Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Tail Strike

C-182 Non-Fatal Bayou LaBarte, AL April 27, 1985

Inadvertent opening of parachute in aircraft during climb to jump altitude pulled jumper from aircraft. Jumper struck right horizontal tail. Control of aircraft was lost and the pilot and the other three jumpers exited the aircraft, deployed their chutes and landed uninjured. The aircraft impacted the ground in a vertical or near vertical dive.

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