The 28-year-old skydiver in California dies after crashing into a truck with a trailer and rolling onto a busy highway – as shown by the paratrooper company that has suffered SIX deaths since 1999 and invaded the building by the FBI
- A Colombian, 28 years old, died on Friday during a failed skydiving expedition in Northern California
- Strong wind allegedly pushed the woman off course, before she hit a busy highway with a large rigging
- The woman undertook the extreme sporting activity with Skydive Lodi Parachute Center, according to KCRA 3
- Sixteen people died after jumping off the company's planes between 1999 and 2018, the news site reports
- FBI agents invaded the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center building last year
A female skydiver died in California after hitting a trailer before crashing onto a highway.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon in Lodi, about 90 miles east of San Francisco, when the woman went on group expedition.
Authorities have not publicly named the victim, but report that she is a 28-year-old Colombian citizen.
Witnesses say that strong winds carried the woman away from the safe landing zone after she jumped out of the plane around 2 p.m.
She was pushed in the direction of the highway, which was teeming with traffic, before it hit the large installation.
The woman then rolled onto the shoulder of the southwest lane of the highway. She was declared dead on the spot.
A female skydiver died in California after hitting a truck with a trailer before crashing on a busy highway (photo)
The large rig that the skydiver bumped into is pictured parked on the side of the road
Several people on the other side of the highway say they are traumatized & # 39; are by what they saw.
& # 39; The way the person struggled just against the wind and his body just moved very, very fast. That is what actually caught him & # 39 ;, one of the witnesses' daughters said KCRA 3.
The California Highway Patrol revealed late Thursday that the victim was one of seven people who participated in the extreme sports activity with Skydive Lodi Parachute Center.
The company has been scrutinized in recent years after a number of skydivers have died while jumping with them.
Skydive Lodi Parachute Center has been scrutinized in recent years after a number of skydivers have died while jumping with the company
According to KCRA 3, 16 people died after jumping off the company's planes between 1999 and 2018.
In August 2016, 18-year-old Tyler Turner died during his very first tandem skydive when his instructor's parachute could not be opened.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the instructor – who also died in the accident – did not have a good permit.
After that scandal, several instructors were suspended and 140 others were instructed to follow additional training.
FBI agents even invaded the facility last year and seized records and video footage, according to reports.
CBS claims that the Federal Aviation Authority has previously recommended fines of nearly $ 1 million for safety issues and accidents that occurred at the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center.
Representatives of the parachute center refused to comment on the last tragedy.
Despite the popularity of skydiving in the United States, fatalities are fairly rare.
According to the FAA, only 13 paratroopers died during the activity last year.
According to KCRA 3, 16 people died after jumping from the aircraft of Skydive Lodi Parachue Center between 1999 and 2018 (stock image)
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