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Skydiving Fatalities : 2008 : North America : Hard landing while making a low turn (Tandem)

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2008-11-01
United States
Virginia
Skydive Orange
Landing
Low Turn
Tandem
Yes
Female
40
1
1
April Haag
a tandem pair turned too low to the ground to recover level flight before impact. The pair impacted the ground still in a descending turn. The student, a woman making her first skydive, suffered extensive injuries and died the next day at the hospital. The tandem instructor suffered a broken pelvis and femur and was later released from the hospital.



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