Sunday, November 19, 2017
 
 
News: Page (1) of 1 - 07/13/11 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
Fort Bragg death leads Army to suspend parachutes
Death of a Fort Bragg soldier during training leads Army to suspend use of square parachutes
By The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) ' The Army has suspended the use of its new square parachutes because of problems found after a Fort Bragg soldier died during a training jump.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that the T-11 parachutes initially were praised as safer. Tests had shown the new parachutes provide a slower, more stable descent than the traditional mushroom-shaped style.

Now Army investigators say Staff Sgt. Jamal Clay fell to his death last month because his T-11 parachute malfunctioned. Clay died during a training exercise at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.



An internal Army memo says investigators found "potential packing, inspection, quality control and functionality problems" with the T-11 parachute system.

According to the memo, Secretary of the Army John McHugh ordered the suspension of the parachute's use until a safety investigation is completed.

___

Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com


Page: 1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines