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Skydiving Accident in Titusville Injures Two in Titusville, Florida


May 18, 2020

TITUSVILLE, FL- Wesh.com writes that two people were injured in a skydiving incident this week in Titusville. Reports indicate that the two fell into a person’s front yard after their parachutes failed to open. The two people reportedly dropped from 18,000 feet and were caught on video flailing and twirling as they fell towards the ground.*

The two victims were tethered to one another as one was an instructor, and the other was a student on his first every jump. The men fell into the grass after striking a camphor tree near Tennessee Street and Georgia Avenue. 

A witness on the ground stated that he thought the men were performing a stunt but then realized that something must be wrong based on the speed at which they were descending. A video from the scene shows the men spinning rapidly in the air as they are approaching the residential neighborhood. 

Paramedics arrived on the scene and stated that both of the men were conscious, but had sustained severe injuries in the fall. Both were flown to the hospital. 

The company runs the skydiving company did not offer any statement on the incident. It is not clear why the parachutes failed to open properly. Police are now investigating the accident. 

Skydiving has continued to become safer every year. By 2018, the sport had its lowest year on record, with thirteen recorded deaths. One fatality occurred for every 253,669 jumps. Tandem skydiving has an even safer record with just one death for every 500,000 jumps. When these tragedies occur, the reason is most often human errors. Efforts to improve training and equipment has managed to make the sport safer over the years. 

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Sources:

https://www.wesh.com/article/video-skydiving-accident-titusville/32462741

https://uspa.org/find/faqs/safety

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