Durham parachute death: She was ‘spinning like a top’ before she hit parked car

| Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 11:25
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The 49-year-old woman parachutist was flown to the hospital by an air ambulance around 3.45 pm on Saturday.

New Delhi: A woman died after her parachute failed to open and she crash landed into a parked car in the Durham housing estate in northeast England.

Witnesses who saw the parachutist falling to the ground, said that the woman was “spinning like a top” before she hit the car.

The 49-year-old was flown to the hospital by an air ambulance around 3.45 pm on Saturday but she later succumbed to her injuries.

The Durham police said they are investigating into the matter.

"The lady who has died was using her own equipment and was making her first sky dive in this country, having previously made parachute jumps abroad.

"We will be working with the HSE and the British Parachuting Association to establish why this tragedy happened."

The incident happened around 400 metres from a skydiving centre.


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