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.