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2012 C-182 KS Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Rose Hill Tail Strike

C-182D Non-Fatal Rose Hill, KS July 28, 2012

As a skydiver was exiting the airplane, his parachute inadvertently deployed and struck the
right horizontal stabilizer. He deployed his reserve parachute and landed without further
incident. After all the skydivers had exited the airplane, the pilot saw that the right horizontal
stabilizer and elevator were damaged. After an uneventful landing, postaccident examination
revealed the right stabilizer spar was bent.

Read the NTSB report.

As a skydiver was exiting the airplane, his parachute inadvertently deployed and struck the
right horizontal stabilizer. He deployed his reserve parachute and landed without further
incident. After all the skydivers had exited the airplane, the pilot saw that the right horizontal
stabilizer and elevator were damaged. After an uneventful landing, postaccident examination
revealed the right stabilizer spar was bent.

Read the NTSB report.

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