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2014-01-25
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Pilot 188
Yes
Male
150
Three friends from New Mexico did a 3-way together. The freefall was uneventful and they all opened safely above 2,500 feet. An eyewitness on the ground, from the same DZ, was watching her friends and reported their was some spiraling under canopy. At between 1200 and 1500 feet two of the three collided, reportedly with the deceased turning into the flight path of the survivor, who was in straight flight at the time of the collision. The body-to-body collision killed or seriously hurt the deceased. The two entangled and the canopies went into a down-plane.


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