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Skydiving Fatalities : 2010 : South America : Hard landing while making a low turn

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Jorge Pedro Rozas
Its believed that this skydiver died of an morphine excess during his hospitalization in IC which caused his death during rehabilitation 1 month after his accident. This skydivers´s self camera video shows a poor approach during a landing with high winds, in which he cornered himself between a pole and a parked aircraft out of the designated LZ. Although it´s not well seen on the video, it is believed that he did not flare his parachute on the landing, being focused on not hitting the aircraft nor the pole. Another theory states that he did a front risers turn near ground in order to gain speed and overcome the obstacles, but this theory has being refuted by the skydiver during rehabilitation.


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