Skydiving accident: US Army sergeant collides midair with other parachutist

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in Uncategorized

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CHICAGO — A U.S. Army parachutist died on Sunday, after being involved in a mid-air collision with another skydiver during a Chicago air show, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

The accident happened at the Chicago Air and Water Show at around 11 a.m.

Thirteen parachutists from the Army Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frogs teams were performing a maneuver called ‘bomb burst’, which calls for the parachutists to hold hands in a circle for about 15 seconds.

After the skydivers broke apart in different directions, a Navy parachutist collided midair with Army Golden Knights parachutist Corey Hood.

The Navy parachutist landed on a nearby Lake Michigan beach and suffered a broken leg.

According to ABC7 Chicago, Hood, was knocked unconscious midair.

His parachute automatically opened but he hit the top of a building and fell 30 stories before crashing on a sidewalk on 1400 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

He was transported to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, but died the following day.

Hood, who was from Cincinnati, survived five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the Army, he had logged more than 575 jumps.

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