1 killed in Arizona skydiving accident

AP News
Posted: Apr 03, 2014 4:43 PM
1 killed in Arizona skydiving accident

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victim of an Arizona skydiving accident that occurred during an attempt at setting a world record.

Sgt. Brian Jerome with the Eloy Police Department identified the victim as Diana Paris, 46, from Berlin, Germany. Her husband told police she had completed 1,500 jumps in her skydiving career.

Skydive Arizona blamed the accident on a malfunctioning parachute that was released too low to the ground to allow a reserve parachute to fully open. The skydiver was declared dead at the scene.