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Fatality - Klatovy (Czech Republic) - 2 August 2013

 


Yorick  (D 108976)

Aug 4, 2013, 2:53 AM
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Sad news today for the skydive community.

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Yesterday afternoon, Dutch jumper Pieter van Harmelen was involved in a fatal accident that occurred in Klatovy (Czech Republic).

The cause is a low turn before landing, after which he has come in hard contact with the ground.

The jump was made during a canopy piloting course. Pieter has often participated in such courses and it is unclear why he made this steering action.
Yesterday evening Pieter died in hospital due to his injuries.

Source: Dutch parachute association.http://www.parachute.nl/...ews%5Btt_news%5D=800



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