Dec 9, 2003, 12:50 PM
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Fatal incident in Italy
Translated article: Fatal jump A skydiver dies RAVENNA, 6 DECEMBER 2003 - a skydiver 22 y.o is died in the afternoon to the margins of the track of the airport the Spreta to Ravenna. The young man - Massimiliano Solaroli, of Riolo Terme (Ravenna) - jumped from about 4.000 meters together to fifteen or so companions and is hasty to the ground, probably for technical problems to both the parachutes.
The same article then goes on to saying that his "automatic opening device opened his second Mini-parachute" but even this was not enough to prevent this unfortunate skydiver from breaking his neck-bone. Unfortunately articles written from non skydiving people are seldom clear... I think they meant his cypres fired at 350m but he impacted the ground badly and hard. I have no other details apart from this potentially unreliable account. My thoughts and those of my friends are with Massimiliano and his family.