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Fatality - Rustenburg SA - 15 Feb 2015

 


Scrumpot  (D License)

Feb 15, 2015, 9:59 AM
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This just came across one of my internet alert newsfeeds:
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Skydiver-dies-during-jump-in-North-West-20150215

Not a lot of detail. Possible medical? Very Recent AFF Grad?
Condolences to all those effected Unsure


megamalfunction  (D License)

Feb 15, 2015, 11:18 AM
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Sounds like either a medical condition or a hard opening followed by a collision with a building under canopy.


rjblake  (C 43468)

Feb 16, 2015, 2:47 AM
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megamalfunction wrote:
Sounds like either a medical condition or a hard opening followed by a collision with a building under canopy.

Heard from someone (second hand) that toggles were still stowed in pockets and canopy was fully deployed so a likely cause at this stage. BSBD



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