NC woman dies in skydiving incident south of Charlotte

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CHESTER, S.C. (WBTV/AP) – The Chester County Coroner says a Charlotte woman died after a hard-landing at Skydive Carolina on Sunday.

Skydive Carolina, the organization the dive was coordinated through, stated that the skydiver’s parachute had deployed without incident and was fully functioning but that an “advanced parachute maneuver” caused her to sustain injuries while landing.

Terry Tinker says the 33-year-old woman from Charlotte was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m.

Officials determined the woman died from blunt force trauma after a hard landing inside the fencing of the Chester County business. They determined she died from blunt force trauma after a hard landing inside the fencing of the Chester County business.

The company also says the Charlotte woman was an experienced skydiver with more than 800 previous dives. Her name wasn’t immediately released

This is the third experienced skydiver to die at Skydive Carolina since 2016. A 68-year-old woman died last year after a malfunction in the air and in 2016 a 32-year-old man died after crashing into another diver mid-air.

Tinker says they don’t suspect any foul play involved in the woman’s death.

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