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Florida Parachute Rigger Pleads Guilty To Making False Statement to FAA

On October 23, 2018, Allan Adams, an FAA-certified senior parachute rigger, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Orlando, Florida, to making a false statement to FAA. Adams was charged by information on October 5, 2018.

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.