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Skydiving Fatalities : 2012 : Europe : Low cutaway from Malfunction

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Lee Clifford
Jumper was on his first AFF skydive and experienced a spiraling main canopy after opening. The student then rode this turning canopy to several hundred feet where he then cutaway but was at a low enough altitude that the reserve was unable to open prior to hitting the ground at a high rate of speed.

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