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Skydiving Fatalities : 2004 : Europe : Collision with jumper in freefall during opening

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2004-08-15
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Two jumpers from two different groups collided in freefall after break-off. Reports indicate that one was in a track and the other was under a deploying canopy. One landed under a Cypres induced reserve by the side of the runway. He did not appear to be conscious when landing which supports the view that was his reserve and not a white main and that he had been knocked unconscious on the collision. This may have been the jumper who was tracking at the time. The other jumper landed off under his main and died from his injuries in hospital the next day. No further information is available at this time.


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