Italian man dies in SA parachuting competition

2015-04-05 09:00

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Pretoria - An Italian man died in a parachuting competition held at Wonderboom Airport, outside Pretoria, police confirmed on Sunday.

"It seems his parachute malfunctioned [on Saturday]," Gauteng spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

"It started spiralling down and hit the ground."

The 39-year-old was participating in the National Skydiving Championships at the airport over the Easter weekend.

It was not immediately clear whether he had come to South Africa for the competition or whether he lived in South Africa, but Mogale said the Italian embassy had been notified.

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