Air Force determines human error caused parachutist death in Perris

PERRIS (CNS) - Air Force officials announced this morning that human error caused the death of a non-commissioned officer during a military freefall training parachute jump in Perris. Staff Sgt. Adam K. Erickson, a specialist assigned to the 412th Operations Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, sustained fatal injuries during a training jump as a member of the Test Parachutist Program at Skydive Perris on Sept. 10, 2019, according to a statement from the Air Force Materiel Command Accident Investigation Board. The board determined Erickson, who was conducting his second jump of the day from a civilian aircraft, ``over-controlled his parachute system, which induced a stall and collapsed his canopy at an altitude too low to recover.'' Two factors, ``inadequate real-time assessment'
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