Fatality - Klatovy (Czech Republic) - 2 August 2013
Sad news today for the skydive community.
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.