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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 21-056 - Military Parachuting Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A Specialist assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a military parachuting mishap 19 April 2021 on Sicily Drop Zone (DZ) at approximately 1240 local. The Soldier was conducting a static-line jump from a UH-60. She was found on Sicily DZ entangled in her parachute with no pulse. The Soldier was medically evacuated to Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg, where she was pronounced dead.

Since FY16, the Army has averaged one military parachuting fatality per year. This was the first military parachuting fatality of FY21 and less than the number of similar mishaps during the same time period last year.

 

 


PLR 20-083 - Military Parachuting Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A 20-year-old Private assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a military parachuting mishap 9 September 2020 on Fort Stewart, Georgia, at 1934 local. While conducting a Tactical Combat Equipment Night Jump, the Soldier experienced a complete malfunction (cigarette roll) of a T-11 main parachute during an airborne operation into Galahad drop zone. The Soldier was pronounced dead at the scene. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is leading an investigation into the mishap.

Since FY16, the Army has had an average of one military parachuting fatality per year. This was the second military parachuting fatality of FY20 and the same number of similar mishaps during the same time period last year.

 

 


PLR 20-057 – Military Parachuting Mishap Claims Marine's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A 28-year-old Sergeant assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died in a military parachuting mishap 16 June 2020 on Fort Benning, Georgia, at 1530 local. The Marine was conducting his third airborne jump, a mass exit with parachute and combat equipment, in U.S. Army Airborne School, when he experienced a partial parachute malfunction, resulting in a hard landing. The Marine was transported via air medevac to the local medical center and pronounced dead upon arrival. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

Since FY16, the Army has had an average of one military parachuting mishap per year. This was the second military parachuting mishap of FY20 and the same number of similar mishaps during the same time period last year.

 

 


PLR 20-022 - Parachuting Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A Master Sergeant assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a military freefall parachuting mishap 13 January 2020 in Eloy, Arizona, at 2130 local. It was reported that the Soldier may have performed a cutaway. He was found dead during an organized search. This was the first military freefall parachuting fatality in FY20.

 

 

PLR 19-040 - Parachuting Mishap Claims One Soldier’s Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Parachute
A Sergeant First Class assigned to 75th Ranger Regiment died in a military freefall parachuting mishap 15 March 2019 in Marana, Arizona, at 0500 local. The Soldier was conducting a training jump when he reportedly collided with another Soldier in midair.

 

 

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