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Skydiving Fatalities : 2008 : North America : Spinning malfunction - Military Training

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2008-02-13
United States
Arizona
Marana
Malfunction
Gear Issues
Special
Male
1000+
Thomas J. Valentine
Military HALO training jump. Suspected to have departed as an 18,000 foot night jump from a local airport with plans of jumping into second airport to have breakfast then depart back for additional training jumps.
It appears that the military jumper experienced a brake fire on his main that lead to a spinning malfunction that he failed to cutaway.


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