Airborne operations have their own unique hazards and risks. Mishaps can occur while exiting the aircraft and/or during descent, but more often injuries are a result of improper Parachute Landing Fall (PLF). While PLF injuries are usually minor, they can result in permanent disabling injuries. Regardless if the injuries are minor or major, they reduce a unit's combat power on the battlefield.
When equipment is not properly rigged it is often damaged or destroyed during airdrops. The loss can be severe enough that it compromises or cancels the mission.
The following references provide information that can assist in you in reducing or preventing airborne operation mishaps: