An investigation into the death of Col. Darron Wright during a training jump on Fort Bragg last year led to the discipline of six people and prompted more than 20 changes across airborne operations, including planning, parachute packing procedures and medical coverage at drop zones.
The findings and recommendations were outlined in a 219-page investigative report by Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, then-deputy commanding general for operations for the 82nd Airborne Division. The report was obtained by The Fayetteville Observer under the Freedom of Information Act.
Wright, an 18th Airborne Corps assistant chief of staff, died Sept. 23, 2013, in a training jump at Sicily Drop Zone.
Wright, 45, of Mesquite, Texas, was part of a small group of command staff using MC-6 parachutes.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/review-of-fatal-jump-leads-to-discipline-for-six/article_9cdd1c95-408c-581e-bbae-9e1ca7ce4dc7.html
Behind the byline
Here's an inside look at how some of my favorite stories came together.
All Bergdahl Beyonce Civilian In The Barracks Ebola Enterprise Green Beret Hearing Humanitarian Mission Hurricane Relief Inactivation Iraq ISIS Mall Gunman Operation Toy Drop President Obama Profiles Public Records Realignment Short-notice Deployment Training Deaths Training Exercises VA Videos