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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 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.

 

 

PLR 18-080 - Parachuting Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A 46-year-old Sergeant Major assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command died 1 July 2018 from injuries sustained during a hard landing while conducting military free-fall parachute training near Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Soldier was air evacuated to a regional medical center, but passed away from his injuries four days later. An installation-level accident investigation board is investigating this mishap.

 

 

PLR 18-035 - Parachuting Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Parachute
A Master Sergeant assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, died in a parachuting mishap 24 January 2018 at 1000 local in Eloy, Arizona. The Soldier's parachute reportedly failed to fully deploy and he struck the ground.

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