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2006-02-13
New Zeland
Skydive Abel Tasman
Other
Landing Obstacle
AFF
Not Reported
Male
69
Few
1
William Patrick Alexander Sills
During a student jump the student became unresponsive in freefall and the instructor deployed for him. The former military paratrooper had just recently taken up skydiving.

After the instructor deployed him, he proceded under a slow spiral until he clipped a building and then was pronounced dead by medics.


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