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Skydiving Fatalities : 2008 : Europe : Hard landing on water after low hook turn

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2008-08-28
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Paracentrum Teuge
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Velocity 103
Male
30
2000
7
Rodrigo Ferreira
The accident happened on the first training day of the European Swooping Event 2008 on Lake Bussloo Beach near drop zone Teuge, in the Netherlands. The 30 year old Portuguese, an experienced skydiver and swooper, probably made a misjudgment and executed a hook turn at too low altitude. He landed hard on the water and died on the site from his injuries.


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