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Lee "Skypunk" Werling Dies In Fall From TV Tower - 2002-05-30 by Anthony Colarossi and Pedro Ruz Gutierrez

Lee BITHLO -- Carrying parachutes, the three men hopped the fence surrounding the television tower in rural east Orange County early Thursday and rode the elevator 1,682 feet to the top. Then,...
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Experienced skydiver dies on Memorial Day - 2002-05-29 by Paul Gholson

Experienced skydiver dies on Memorial Day Experienced skydiver Tony Weber, died Memorial Day weekend from injuries sustained from a hard landing at Cedartown Georgia, Atlanta Skydiving Center. During a holiday road trip with friends, to...
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Skydiver killed after striking head on plane - 2002-05-11 by admin

Skydiver killed after striking head on plane SUFFOLK, Va. May 11 — A former Navy SEAL and skydiving instructor died after he hit his head on a plane during a jump and fell to the ground without his parachute deployed. Brad Foster, 42, of...
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Spectator hurt in demonstration jump - 2002-05-09 by admin

Spectator hurt in demonstration jump Gloucester, UK - DENISE Peacock was enjoying what seemed to be a perfect day out in the sunshine with her family - but seconds later a freak accident left her lucky to be alive.
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Skydiver Called A Hero - 2002-05-06 by Christine Dempsey

Skydiver Called A Hero ELLINGTON -- As she hurtled toward the ground, the skydiver couldn't open her parachute. Her instructor, Robert J. Bonadies, dove toward her and pulled her cord. But some say it was too late for him ...
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Disaster, and the reflex that saved 10 - 2002-04-27 by John Elder

Disaster, and the reflex that saved 10 For 12 months the story has been told in bare bones: skydiver Simon Moline's chute deploys prematurely as he's exiting the plane over the Nagambie drop zone, the chute wraps around the tail of the...
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Survivors Recall '92 Skydive Crash - 2002-04-21 by Robert Jablon

Survivors Recall '92 Skydive Crash Los Angeles - Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld remembers nothing about the airplane crash that nearly killed him, or the five weeks he lay in a coma afterward. What he does remember is that one of his best...
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Golden Knights pilot memorialized - 2002-03-24 by admin

Golden Knights pilot memorialized FORT BRAGG -- An Army pilot so skilled he could fly eight types of aircraft was remembered today by fellow members of the Golden Knights parachute exhibition team. Chief Warrant Officer Lowell...
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Jury rules against family of skydiver killed in accident - 2002-03-17 by Kim Smith

Jury rules against family of skydiver killed in accident Moments after a jury cleared him of any wrongdoing in the death of a skydiver, Michael Hawkes stood on the front steps of the Foley Federal Building and pointed skyward at the Air Force Thunderbirds...
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Other skydivers blamed in death of videographer - 2002-02-21 by admin

Other skydivers blamed in death of videographer The family of a famous skydiving videographer blames a Las Vegas company and another skydiver for his death, the family's attorney said in opening statements Thursday in the jury trial of a lawsuit....
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Mystery surrounds skydiver's last jump - 2002-01-13 by Esther Addley

Mystery surrounds skydiver's last jump Almost exactly 20 years ago, Charles Bruce was crouched in the belly of a Hercules C-130 flying low over the south Atlantic, contemplating one of the most treacherous parachute jumps of his life. It...
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Mandatory Raven Dash-M Service Bulletin Issued - 2002-01-05 by admin

Mandatory Raven Dash-M Service Bulletin Issued A Mandatory Service Bulletin, SB-1221, has been issued and posted on the Precision Aerodynamics website. SB-1221 affects original configuration Raven Dash-M reserve canopies and P-124 Emergency...
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Skydiver, 46, dies after crash landing - 2001-12-28 by admin

Skydiver, 46, dies after crash landing New Zealand - A 46-year-old skydiver died yesterday afternoon after crashing while completing a manoeuvre close to landing at an airfield near Hastings. The name of the man was not available, but he...
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New Zealand skydiving plane crash - 2001-11-30 by Patrick Hamilton

New Zealand skydiving plane crash Badly injured victims of a plane crash in Motueka this morning were conscious and reassuring each other when help arrived, according to the first rescuers on the scene. Ambulance staff said two of...
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Blue Skies, Mr. Chesworth - 2001-11-07 by Michele Lesser

Blue Skies, Mr. Chesworth Craig Chesworth was killed in an accident at Skydive Sebastian, located in Florida. After reading numerous incident reports with the ubiquitous and certainly ambiguous statement "the parachute...
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Skydiver's 'milestone' jump tragedy - 2001-10-18 by admin

Skydiver's 'milestone' jump tragedy A Royal Navy skydiver died on his 500th jump in front of hundreds of spectators. The jump should have been an important milestone for Lieutenant David Paton. An inquest was told on Thursday that...
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Third Fatality in Eight Days at Skydive Chicago - 2001-10-15 by Dan Churney

Third Fatality in Eight Days at Skydive Chicago DAYTON TOWNSHIP. The third skydiver to die in eight days at Skydive Chicago in Dayton Township was killed Sunday afternoon. Bruce A. Greig, 38, of Jacksonville fell to earth at about 12:46 p.m. when...
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Skydiver died from mid-air collision - 2001-10-10 by Anna Whitney

Skydiver died from mid-air collision An experienced skydiver died when he fractured his skull in a mid-air collision with one of his best friends, an inquest heard on Tuesday. Robert Monk, 39, from Bedminster in Bristol, was on holiday ...
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Double Fatality at Skydive Chicago - 2001-10-08 by Dan Churney

Double Fatality at Skydive Chicago DAYTON TOWNSHIP. Two people, including an Ottawa woman, plunged to their deaths Saturday morning in a skydiving mishap north of Ottawa. Deborah Luhmann, 27, of Ottawa, formerly of Lake in the Hills,...
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Two fatalities in Australia - 2001-09-23 by admin

Two fatalities in Australia The double tragedy of two experienced skydivers plunging to their deaths in separate accidents has failed to deter hundreds of other thrill seekers taking to Sydney's skies. Brendan Cook, 34, from...
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Edmonton skydiver dies in first jump - 2001-07-29 by admin

Beiseker, Alta. Witnesses looked on in horror as a skydiver plunged to his death in a parachuting accident Saturday night during his first-ever jump. "We saw the parachute spiralling down and then we ...
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Aerial Photographer Killed in Florida - 2001-07-26 by admin

PENSACOLA, Florida. (AP) - An experienced aerial photographer plummeted 11,000 feet to his death Thursday after his parachutes became entangled and failed to open.
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American Woman Dies in Italian Alps - 2001-07-22 by Associated Press

American Woman Dies in Italian Alps ROME (AP) A 27-year-old woman from San Francisco died Sunday after her parachute failed to open fully during a jump in the Italian Alps, news reports said. Erin Aimee Engle plunged to her death on...
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Student dies in skydiving accident - 2001-07-10 by Rachel Denny

Student dies in skydiving accident Dayton Township, USA - A 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman was killed skydiving Monday. Allison Hoffman of Allentown, a college student, was found dead in remote timber off East 1951 Road in Dayton...
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2 Skydivers injured in Batavia - 2001-07-03 by Alan Morrell

2 Skydivers injured in Batavia BATAVIA - Two skydivers were seriously injured yesterday when their parachutes malfunctioned after they had jumped in tandem from a plane at 19,000 feet. Genesee County sheriff's deputies were not...
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