January 16, 2019
Florida Parachute Rigger Sentenced for Making a False Statement
On January 16, 2019, Allan Adams was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Orlando, Florida, to 24 months’ probation for making a false statement to FAA. Adams previously pleaded guilty after he was charged by information on October 5, 2018.
The investigation revealed that around August 2016, Adams, an FAA-certified senior parachute rigger, wrote in a parachute logbook that he inspected, serviced, and repacked an emergency parachute, as required by FAA regulations. However, Adams never opened the parachute pack and falsified the logbook—jeopardizing the safety of pilots and passengers.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with FAA’s assistance.