Skydive Arizona releases statement on reported parachute malfunc - Tucson News Now

Skydive Arizona releases statement on reported parachute malfunction

ELOY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The following is a written statement from Skydive Arizona:

"On April 3, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m. an experienced skydiver had a main parachute malfunction. The malfunctioning parachute was released too low to allow the reserve parachute to fully open. The skydiver was declared dead at the scene. The skydiver was participating in an invitational 222-Way world record attempt. However, the incident was not related to the size of the group nor were any other skydivers involved. There were no problems related to aircraft, and weather conditions were good. The name of the skydiver is currently being withheld pending notification of the family."

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