The investigation found that Condiff likely died before his body hit the water after he sustained injuries from hitting the back of the plane and his parachute being ingested by the aircraft’s wind stream. The AIB report said that this was likely due to insufficient knowledge on requirements for a safe departure of the parachute. Condiff was declared dead Nov. 8th after a search and rescue mission. It is also reported that other airmen attempted to go after Condiff to help him but the pilot advised them not to.
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