Man plunges to death during airshow exercise

2010-07-16 12:43

A man believed to be a member of the SA National Defence Force

plunged to his death today when his parachute apparently failed to open during

training ahead of the Durban Air show tomorrow.

Durban Airshow spokesperson Ray de Vries said: “I can confirm that

a military man hit the ground when his parachute did not open. It happened

during an exercise for the airshow.”

The man had landed on the Durban Country Club golf course.

De Vries said: “I am at the scene at the moment. The incident

happened after 11am.”

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