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1991 C-182 Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Tail Strike

C-182 Non-Fatal Hartwood, VA July 14, 1991

As the first parachutist was preparing to jump from the wing at an altitude of 12,000 feet, his reserve parachute release handle became attached to some part of the airplane. Before he could react, the parachute opened and pulled him from the wing. The partially deployed chute wrapped around the right horizontal stabilizer, slamming him against the aircraft. The right stabilizer broke away and the jumper descended to a safe landing under the deployed canopy..

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