From the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) – 5th June 2019.

The post-impact deployment of an aircraft’s rocket-deployed parachute recovery system is a reminder for emergency responders to approach aviation accident sites with caution.

The post-impact deployment of the aircraft’s parachute recovery system highlights an important safety message for emergency personnel and others who attend aviation accidents, to be aware of the potential dangers of an inactivated rocket-deployed parachute systems.

The mishandling or misidentification of these systems could be fatal.

Additional information for the identification of a rocket-deployed parachute recovery systems at aviation accidents sites is available in the ATSB’s publication Hazards at Aviation Accident Sites: Guidance for Police and Emergency Personnel. The guide can be downloaded at:

Read the final report at:

Warning for emergency services at aviation accidents
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