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Skydiving Fatalities : 2005 : Europe : Hard landing after downplane caused by AAD firing

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2005-09-17
Netherlands
Paracentrum Texel
Other
Hook Turn
Gear Issues
Relative Work
Javelin
Velocity 96
PD Reserve 106
Cypres2
Not Reported
Male
43
9000+
11+
Adrian Nicholas
After a normal skydive a high performance landing was initiated at aproximatly 1800 feet (according to cypres 2 readout). The jumper was able to obtain a vertical speed of 36 m/s. At aproximatly 750 feet vertical speed was stil 36 m/s, which caused the Cypres to fire. This resulted in a downplane configuration (main/ reserve), until the main was released at aproximatly 400 feet. Landing speed was aproximatly 15 m/s. The Jumper suffered fatal injuries from the hard landing.


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