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Skydiving Fatalities : 2008 : Europe : Landing injury

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2008-04-20
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Jumper deployed main in 2700-3300 ft and seemed to have problems with his parachute. Witnesses describe seeing several stalls. He proceeded to cut away in 1100 to 950 ft. Normal reserve opening. The jumper was seriously injured on landing in an area outside of the DZ which was obscured from view of the people who saw the cutaway. Why the landing was bad is still being investigated.

The jumper was provided with immediate assistance before a rescue helicopter and ambulances arrived only a few miutes later. The jumper later died due to internal injuries.


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