NTSB Identification: ATL85LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28704.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 03, 1985 in GREENVILLE, SC
Aircraft: EIPPER MX-2, registration: N3986K
Injuries: 1 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.

WHILE CLIMBING ALTITUDE THE PARACHUTE , WHICH WAS SECURED TO THE RIGHT SEAT, WAS INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYED AND BECAME TANGLED IN THE PROPELLER. THE ACFT DESCENDED TO THE GROUND WHILE INVERTED AT A SLOW RATE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS..DEPLOYED INADVERTENTLY

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

TIE DOWN..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

EQUIPMENT,OTHER..CONFLICTING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND

Index for Aug1985 | Index of months