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Parachutes became entangled in midair collision that killed skydiver [Video]

April 16, 2011 |  8:11 am


Authorities on Saturday were continuing to investigate a midair collision between two skydivers in Perris on Friday that left one man dead and another injured.

The two men collided in midair about 2:45 p.m. near the Perris Valley Airport, according to a news release by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The men’s parachutes appears to have become entangled during the collision, deputies said.

It was the second fatal skydiving accident at the airport in less than a month. On March 31, two skydivers collided in midair and plummeted about 200 feet to their deaths, fire officials said.  

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the accident.

The victims were identified as 33-year-old Turci Yuri and 31-year-old Jakob Jensen, according to KTLA-TV (Channel 5). Both men are from Canada and suffered head and chest injuries.


One of two skydivers killed in midair collision had made 17,000 jumps

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