A skydiver collision is one tragedy hitting the skies this week, as a full 300 feet above the earth, two skydivers died after colliding into one another in a midair crash. The two enthusiasts were killed on Tuesday while making a group jump together, the New York Post shares this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
The skydiver collision occurred Tuesday afternoon after two skydivers suddenly struck one another while jumping high in the sky above southern Arizona state. According to the press release, their parachutes entangled within the other and collapsed, sending the pair crashing down to earth together in a tragic fall.
Several witnesses claimed to investigators that both canopies of the skydivers were open at the time of the collision, and roughly 300 feet above the ground, they abruptly slammed into one another. Their canopies failed, much to the horror of the other air jumpers participating in the drop late that afternoon.
Although one of the victims was confirmed dead at the scene of the tragic accident, another was not pronounced dead until being taken to a local hospital. It is believed that the midair crash was not the cause of death, but at least one of the two people was killed on impact below.
Although there was a third enthusiast hurt, the individual’s injury was not connected with the skydiver collision itself, adds the report. The injuries to the third person were not deemed life-threatening by medical officials who appeared on the scene.
What may have caused the fatal skydiver collision that led to the two skydivers dying is currently under investigation by flight and police officials. The names of the victims have not been revealed or released at this point in time.
The crash took place at Skydive Arizona, a popular training facility not far from Eloy Municipal Airport, which boasts the largest drop zone in the entire world.