Skydiver dies after parachute fails to open

Posted at 3:19 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 18:26:21-04

LODI, Calif. (KGTV) – A skydiver in California’s Central Valley died Monday morning after her parachute failed to open, KRON reports.

Authorities say the woman was a veteran jumper who was using her own equipment when the accident happened.

The plane carrying the unidentified woman took off from Skydive Lodi Parachute Center. According to the Stockton Record, at least 15 skydivers using the facility have died in jumps since 1999.

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In January, federal authorities raided the center following fatalities in recent years.

A total of 20 skydiving instructors had their licenses suspended several years ago.

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