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Accident: 101205.015 - Employee Is Injured In Sky Diving Accident

Accident: 101205.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 11/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1280738.01512/04/2017Tac Air California, Inc.
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on 11/26/2017, two skydiving instructors went up in a plane with a student who was doing a Level 1 skydive after completing a mandatory 5-hour ground school prior to the jump. During the freefall, the student became unstable and lost awareness of the altitude and had not pulled the cord at the required 50,00 feet. At approximately 2,500 feet, the student had still not pulled the cord so the instructor went and deployed the parachute for the student. Once that was done, the instructor deployed her own parachute with approximately 1,500 feet of altitude remaining, not enough altitude to land in the Drop Zone (DZ). Instead, the instructor landed approximately ? mile from the DZ in rocky terrain. The instructor sustained: a left fractured femur; pulmonary contusion; left pelvic fracture; traumatic brain injury; and internal bleeding.
Keywords: fall, aircraft
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1280738.015 31 F Hospitalized injury Fracture Physical education teachers

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