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Skydiving Fatalities : 2012 : South America : Freefall collision with aircraft

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2012-07-09
Brazil
Boituva
Other
Freefall Collision
Camera or Video
Male
33
1900
18
Sangue Alex Adelmann
Jumper was filming a tandem group that was going drogueless and had a high rate of speed. The pilot of the airplane had made a habit of diving after and steering his plane under the tandems as they were in freefall. In this case since the tandem was drogueless they fell faster than expected and the pilot ended up diving the airplane into this jumper in freefall. The jumper suffered major injuries in the collision and the AAD opened his reserve but the injuries were fatal.


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