UK Serviceman dies in parachute accident
A 28-year-old serviceman has died during a parachute jump at an airbase in Oxfordshire. The victim was taking part in a recreational jump with the RAF's Sports Parachuting Association at RAF Weston-on-the Green.
Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene at around 1230 BST on Friday.
The identity of the man and the cause of the accident have yet to be released.
The incident was the second parachuting accident in the area this week.
A man, aged about 60, died after suffering multiple injuries in a skydiving accident on Wednesday morning.
It is thought his parachute failed to open when he made a jump at Northamptonshire's Hinton airfield near Brackley, near the Oxfordshire border.
He was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he later died.
The British Parachute Association and Northamptonshire Police are investigating the incident.
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