Incorrect Information Trivia Error Elementary S05E07

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Elementary S05E07 Bang Bang Shoot Chute Trivia

The item states; " Mrs. Nearly, the victim's wife, tells police that Arturo died when he collided with another jumper. She states that Arturo "was knocked-out and never deployed his chute". Free fall parachutes have a automatic deployment system connected to an altimeter to prevent just this type of accident. At a preset altitude, the parachute automatically deploys without needing any interaction from an unconscious or incapacitated jumper. This is standard equipment since there are multiple scenarios that could lead to a jumper being incapable of deploying their parachute. Each parachute model has a minimum altitude for safe deployment and the system is set at or above this minimum altitude."

This is not true.  The United States Parachute Association (USPA), the only organization within the US (where the action takes place), only has rules for students regarding AADs.  Automatic Activation Devices (AAD) are shown here https://uspa.org/SIM/2-1 Any USPA licensed member (non student) would not be required to use an AAD.

Sport jumping is self regulated in the US.  There is no requirement to belong to the USPA or follow their rules unless you use their drop zones.

The jumpers in the episode were experienced jumpers.  Obviously they would not be required to use AADs as the Trivia implied.

Do I;
a; Delete the incorrect entry
b; Make an additional entry with the correct information
c; Add to the existing entry an explanation as to why it is in error
d; Other

I would prefer that management simply delete the incorrect info.  

Yes, I am a former sport jumper.
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ObbyWan

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Posted 1 month ago

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Hi ObbyWan -

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I would suggest instead of deleting this all together rather re-categorize it as "Incorrectly regarded as goof"
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ObbyWan

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But it is not a goof.  It is blatantly incorrect.  Nobody but an unlicensed student jumping in the US with the USPA at a USPA drop zone is required to use an AAD. Please explain how this applies in any way?

These were experienced base jumpers, in the US, when the collision occurred. Not at a drop zone.  No students involved.  

Please explain your reasoning.
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This category is for things that people think are goof but they are wrong about. If you just delete it, it will come back.
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ObbyWan

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I did not delete it.  I submitted it for deletion by staff.
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ObbyWan

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Thank you.  I have submitted a deletion request per your suggestion.
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Hi ObbyWan, 

Your trivia deletion has now been approved by our data editors and will be live on the site shortly. 

Thanks
Meredith
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ObbyWan

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I have been notified by staff that my submission was approved and the deletion has been made.  This issue has been closed to my satisfaction.  Thank you for all your submissions to this thread.