Forums: Skydiving: Tandem Skydiving: Re: [artard] One tandem fatality wasn't instructor error: Edit Log


dorbie

Nov 8, 2011, 10:34 AM

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Re: [artard] One tandem fatality wasn't instructor error

Many incidents have multiple causes. Somewhere along the way a TI may not have acted perfectly but in many incidents you can eliminate any of several factors and it would have prevented a fatality.

Consider the tandem reserve entanglement- skyhook incident.
http://www.dropzone.com/...ost=3510835;#3510835
Was it caused by a faulty altimeter, TI altitude awareness, or skyhook system design?

Is it reasonable to single out the TI when you consider his altimeter was probably faulty and the Colin's lanyard chopped just one main riser when the reserve started to deploy?

I think attributing 99% of fatalities to TI error risks giving a misleading impression of the safety of this equipment and the true causes of incidents.


(This post was edited by dorbie on Nov 8, 2011, 10:49 AM)


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