Video : Two dead, one injured in Arizona skydiving accident

Video : Two dead, one injured in Arizona skydiving accident

Phoenix : AZ : USA | Dec 04, 2013 at 7:41 AM PST
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Two skydivers were killed and a third person was injured on Tuesday when they collided in midair and crashed to the ground during a jump,police said. The crash took place at Skydive Arizona, which operates out of Eloy Municipal Airport , about 65 miles south of Phoenix.

The two died after an accidental collision around 4 p.m. local time Tuesday, the other person was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance and pronounced dead there, said Eloy police spokesman Sergeant Brian Jerome.

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Witnesses said the skydivers who died had open parachutes when they collided between 200 and 300 feet from the ground, causing their canopies to collapse and sending them plummeting.

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