Skydiver dead after tandem-jump failure near Maricopa

22 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

1 dead in skydiving accident in Arizona.

A malfunction or failure occurred, leading to a hard-impact landing during the jump Saturday morning in Maricopa, Pinal County sheriff’s spokesman Mark Clark said. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, the female student was conducting her second jump for their Accelerated Skydiving Program and a main parachute did not deploy. “Skydive Phoenix had an accident today involving a tandem student conducting her second jump of the Accelerated Skydiving Program.

But upon landing they encountered turbulence possibly a dust devil turning the parachute into the ground at the last second. “The FAA USPA and local authorities have been notified.. and are conducting an independent investigation.

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