Skydiver killed in mid-air collision

Last updated 14:47 08/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Winter storm 'Juno' spares New York City Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba relations Twin brothers jailed for running $2.6b drug ring Islamic State message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages Eight dead as gunmen storm hotel in Libyan capital Chinese police caught feasting on endangered salamander Tonga's new island of ash won't last forever While you were sleeping Alexis Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet Dead ex-KGB spy pointed finger at Vladimir Putin

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