NTSB Identification: DEN88LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35505.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 21, 1988 in LOVELAND, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 206G, registration: N756EY
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
A COMMERCIAL PLT WAS FLYING A GROUP OF PARACHUTISTS FOR A SKYDIVING CLUB. THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE DURING A CLIMB TO 4,500 FEET AGL. AS THE SECOND JUMPER WAS EXITING, THE AIRCRAFT DROPPED AND THE PARACHUTIST STRUCK THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. THE OUTER FOUR INCHES WERE BENT DOWNWARD AND THE ASSEMBLY WAS PULLED ONE INCH FROM THE FUSELAGE. THE PLT MADE A NORMAL LANDING AND AN INSPECTION REVEALED SOME BULKHEAD DAMAGE IN THE TAIL SECTION. THE PARACHUTIST WAS NOT INJURED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE,CLEAR AIR
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