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Skydiving Fatalities : 2006 : North America : Hard landing while making a low turn

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2006-07-24
United States
Ohio
Skydive Greene County
Landing
Hook Turn
Freeflying
VooDoo 2.1
Crossfire2 139
Cypres
Yes
Male
29
550+
3
Ted Nelson
Jumper was making a 270 degree right hand turn to build speed for landing. The jumper was approx 250 degrees through the turn and was still fairly steep in the dive when they tried to abort because he was too low. The canopy made a hard right toggle turn and the jumper impacted feet, knee, hip, ribs, head.

Extent of injuries included fractured pelvis and severe brain swelling. The jumper died the next day due to their injuries. Jumper was wearing a RAWA camera helmet and using a Neptune altimeter.


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