Dec 7, 2012, 5:40 PM
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Fatality - Wilton, AU - 08 December 2012
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.
Dec 8, 2012, 5:59 PM
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Re: [Southern_Man] Sydney skydiver killed in mid-air collision 2:16 PM Saturday Dec 8, 2012
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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.