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highfly  (F 19377)

Dec 7, 2012, 5:40 PM
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A skydiver has been killed in a mid-air collision with another parachutist at Wilton in Sydney's southwest.

The man, aged in his 30s, appeared to have been knocked unconscious in the collision before 10am (local time) on Saturday. He lost control of his chute and landed outside the designated zone, police said.

An ambulance spokeswoman said the man was unconscious when paramedics arrived. He died at the scene.

A 39-year-old man suffered minor injuries and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

-AAP


RIP




http://www.nzherald.co.nz/...mp;objectid=10852762


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strife  (D 5457)

Dec 7, 2012, 8:27 PM
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http://www.abc.net.au/...id-air-crash/4416580

Police say a group of 16 set out from the Skydiving Centre on Picton road at Wilton this morning.

Just before 10.00am (AEDT) they got a call that two men had been injured crashing into each other in mid-air.

One of the men, believed to be in his early 30s, was knocked out and lost control of his parachute.

He landed outside the designated skydiving area and hit a truck at high speed.

Ambulance spokeswoman Jackie Levett says emergency services found the man unconscious and tried to revive him.

"Unfortunately he received fatal injuries and died on the scene," she said.

Officers are yet to notify the man's family.

The other man, aged 39, had managed to control his parachute after the collision and land safely.

He was treated for back injuries before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

Police say it could take some time to work out what caused the accident.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Dec 7, 2012, 9:20 PM
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Re: [strife] Sydney skydiver killed in mid-air collision 2:16 PM Saturday Dec 8, 2012 [In reply to] Can't Post

A lot of information missing from those news reports, of course. Please let us know the rest of the facts as they become available, please.

I hate canopy collisions. They are a real f-ing wild card in this game of survival we all play. Unsure


jclalor  (B 33202)

Dec 8, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Re: [highfly] Sydney skydiver killed in mid-air collision 2:16 PM Saturday Dec 8, 2012 [In reply to] Can't Post

Perhaps a collision in freefall?


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johnmatrix  (D 9999)

Dec 8, 2012, 1:13 AM
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http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/...freuz0-1226532720993

Freefall collision during a wingsuit jump, resulting in AAD activation and then collision on landing with a stationary object.

BSBD. Unsure


samlee  (C 107240)

Dec 8, 2012, 9:34 AM
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The comments from the chief instructor imply it was a 17way wingsuit jump, and the deceased had 250 jumps....






airtwardo  (D License)

Dec 8, 2012, 10:28 AM
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If it wasn't the impact in freefall it looks like the obstacle could have been a major factor.
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Southern_Man  (C License)

Dec 8, 2012, 3:58 PM
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The comments from the chief instructor imply it was a 17way wingsuit jump, and the deceased had 250 jumps....

Does Oz have a 200 jump minimum for winsuitin?


nigel99  (D 1)

Dec 8, 2012, 5:59 PM
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The comments from the chief instructor imply it was a 17way wingsuit jump, and the deceased had 250 jumps....

Does Oz have a 200 jump minimum for winsuitin?

You are required to have a D licence (200 jumps minimum) and to do formation wingsuit you must have a wingsuit crest. Our crest system is essentially a short course of practical jumps under the supervision of an appropriately rated person. There is also the starcrest that allows you to jump with more than 10 people. If you want more detail, the apf operational regulations are available online.

One thing to remember in this thread , is the APF is possibly the gold standard on incident reporting. The full details WILL be published in the next couple of months. I know the USPA have started publishing extracts of apf reports, but when it is available I'll repost the report.




























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