Accident at Beiseker, AB

Summary

1999-09-09: C-FYCQ, a Cessna 206, was carrying parachutists on a drop near Beiseker. A parachutist was preparing for a jump and climbed out on the wing strut, but his pilot chute deployed accidentally, pulling him off the strut and into the horizontal stabilizer of the a/c. The jumper's parachute pack struck the stabilizer and he was subsequently able to deploy his main chute and land safely. The a/c also landed safely, but the stabilizer was damaged to the extent that it has to be replaced. It is not known why the pilot chute deployed prematurely. OPI - General Aviation UPDATE TSB reported that the parachutist was the last one out of the a/c and when he stepped onto the strut, his pilot chute snagged on some part of the a/c, which resulted in the main chute deploying prematurely. The sky diver was dragged off the strut and his main parachute pack struck the horizontal stabilizer, causing substantial damage to the stabilizer. UPDATE General Aviation: From a conversation with the owner of the Parachute Jump Center, there was an internal audit of the circumstances surrounding the event. What has been determined from the operator is : 1) The Jumper was experienced . 2) The Rigging was new to this jump zone, and slipped past the required zone inspection. It was used as backup gear to the main jumping system for this jumper 3) The pilot chute pouch on this rigging, which is made up of a Spandex type of material, was old and weak, and needed to be repaired. 4) The pilot chute was pulled out of the pouch either by snagging the rigging on the aircraft, or by the propeller wash working the weak pilot chute pouch. By observation from a visit to the drop zone, on Aug. 27th, the aircraft had not been repaired. The right side horizontal stabilizer sustained a depression on the leading edge , the right side fuselage under the horizontal stabilizer had the rivets of the joint pulled laterally through the the edge of the material. Near the bottom the material started to tear. On the Left side the fuselage had a significant indentation from the displacement of the horizontal stabilizer.

Details


CADORS Number 1999C0513
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-06-27 - 20:30
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Injuries
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Beiseker, AB
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Collision with obstacle(s) during take-off or landing whilst airborne.,Airprox/TCAS alert/loss of separation/(near) midair collisions
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Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration FYCQ | Flightaware (Registration) | Flightaware (Tracking) | AvHerald
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner PARA AEROSVC INC
Operator Commercial
Make  Silhouette image of CESSNA
CESSNA
Model P206D
Year Built 1968
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make CONTINENTAL
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
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Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Collision midair,Collision with object

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