1 Matches (out of a total of 833 incidents)
  1. Date Location Category Age # Jumps AAD?/RSL? Dropzone.com Report Dropzone.com Discussion
    06/08/2000 Crete, NE LOWT 43 100 N/Y    
    Description: The deceased made an uneventful 2-way jump from a Cessna 182. After making a left turn onto what appeared to be final approach, he made a further 360 degree right turn, and impacted while still in the turn. The main was a falcon; one person suggested he might have been trying to hit the peas to "make his 100th jump more special."
    Lessons:Don't land in a turn. It is essential to recognize that a poorly flown canopy can kill you as surely as a poorly driven car. Wingloading would be interesting to know here. Target fixation (focusing on the target and not on the periphery) may have been a problem here.
    Name Tom Minturn