2002 C-182 Estacada Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine OR Tail Strike

C-182 Non-Fatal Estacada, OR September 28, 2002

While the aircraft was level at 10,500 feet above sea level (MSL), four skydivers took their positions on the right exterior jump-step of the aircraft. Just after the last jumper was on the step, the parachute of one of the jumpers inadvertently deployed and streamed back into the aircraft’s tail surfaces.

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