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Incident report - Skydiver plummets to death on Queensland beach (Australia)

 


mcstain  (A 12623)

Aug 25, 2012, 1:21 AM
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     Incident report - Skydiver plummets to death on Queensland beach (Australia)  

(Apologies if this is the wrong forum)

From http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-25/man-killed-in-skydiving-accident/4222568

An Australian man with almost 20 years of skydiving experience has plummeted to his death on a beach at Caloundra, north of Brisbane.

Emergency Services say the 32-year-old man, who had performed more than 320 jumps, crashed on Kings Beach just after 11am AEST.

Paramedics tried to resuscitate the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A full investigation into the incident will be launched by the Australian Parachute Federation and police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Sunshine Coast Skydivers owner and operator Tibor Glesk says it is a tragic accident.

"What happened is that one experienced solo jumper jumped here and landed downwind and impacted very hard and unfortunately lost his life," he said.

"I can only say from experience these conditions today are perfect.

"What can I say - we have been jumping here for 19 years and we... had one broken leg, but otherwise we have never had anything and it's just really a huge shock to all of us."

Workplace Health and Safety will also investigate.


obelixtim  (D 84)

Aug 25, 2012, 3:19 AM
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2 years old with 20 years of skydiving experience?

Sounds like a landing accident, but the news media comes up with the stock word, "plummet" to describe it.

They seem to think every skydiving accident was preceded by a plummet.


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