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Skydiving Fatalities : 2006 : North America : Canopy spun to the ground

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2006-08-26
United States
Virgina
Skydive Orange!
Other
Gear Issues
Wing Suit
Stiletto 135
Tempo 150
CYPRES
No
Male
31
900+
Mike Ramon
The jumper was seen under a spinning canopy after deployment. At a lower altitude, the canopy started flying straight. Nearer to the ground the canopy began to spin and continued to spin until impact.

The jumper was jumping a Birdman S3 wingsuit and only partially released his wings after opening. The wings were unzipped to the elbows and one was released completly. He also did not release the brakes on the canopy.


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