Skydiver killed in mid-air collision

Last updated 14:47 08/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

IS fighters hit near Turkey Thailand to issue tourist wristbands $240k raised for Gammy and Thai family Why Hong Kong's protests are a very big deal South Korea sightseeing ship runs aground, 110 rescued Thai man gets death penalty for train rape Anti-terror raids in Melbourne World must act on Ebola: Australian doctor Search for MH370 to resume Wednesday Woman sentenced for poisoning lover

An Australian skydiver has been killed in a mid-air collision with another parachutist at Wilton in Sydney's southwest.

The man, aged in his 30s, appeared to have been knocked unconscious in the collision this morning. He lost control of his chute and landed outside the designated zone, police said.

It is understood that the man lost control of his chute and hit a hard object on landing.

An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman said paramedics arrived to find the man unconscious and he died at the scene.

The second parachutist,  39-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content