The beginner jumped from 10,000 feet but crashed to the ground after her parachute failed A 26-year-old woman was killed on Thursday in a skydiving accident in Tamil Nadu in Southern India, raising concerns of poor infrastructure and a lack of adequate regulatory or safety measures for extreme sports in India.
The victim, Ramya, was killed at the Kamalapuram airport flying area in the industrial town of Salem when she crash-landed after her parachute failed to deploy correctly. She was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival by doctors. Four persons including three skydiving instructors from the Indian Skydiving and Parachute Association (ISPA) have been arrested, police officials said on Friday. R Shakthivel, Superintendent of Police - Salem, told The Outdoor Journal, “She was a first-timer, having zero prior tandems or AFF jumps.