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Florida Parachute Rigger Charged for Making False Statement to FAA

On October 5, 2018, Allan Adams, an FAA-certified senior parachute rigger, was charged by information in U.S. District Court, Orlando, Florida, for making a false statement to the Agency.

The information alleges that, around August 2016, Adams wrote in a parachute logbook that he inspected, serviced, and repacked an emergency parachute, as required by FAA regulations. The investigation revealed that Adams never opened the parachute pack and falsified the logbook when he said it was inspected—jeopardizing the safety of pilots and passengers. 

DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with FAA’s assistance. 

Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.