1983 C-P206 Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Tail Strike

C-P206 Non-Fatal Suffolk, VA July 9, 1983

The parachute of one of the jumpers deployed prematurely. The shroud lines entangled in the right horizontal stabilizer & elevator. As the parachute inflated, the stabilizer was bent downward, & the elevator partially ripped from the trailing edge of the stabilizer. The jumper was liberated from the entanglement & safely landed using his reserve chute.The remaining jumpers exited the acft & the plt safely landed the acft.

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