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2015-11-07
United States
Kansas
Skydive Kansas
Collision
Canopy Collision
Relative Work
Male
54
350
Mark Leslie Jungk
Two jumpers exited the plane together and the freefall was uneventful. Both parachutes opened and were fully functioning. “Shortly after opening their parachutes, they collided with each other under canopy and became entangled,” Sharp said. Eye witnesses said at approximately 3,500 feet, Jungk and Hett were wrapped in each others lines and were spinning. “They acted accordingly by talking to each other and trying to sort through the process together,” Sharp said. “At approximately 2,000 feet, Adam was able to release his main canopy and pull the reserve handle.” Hett landed without injury.


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