Woman dives 3,300 feet to death when parachute fails to open during doomed skydiving – World News

Romane Hourcastagnou, 23, from the French city of Strasbourg, was an experienced skydiver with over 100 jumps under her belt – she tragically fell to her death

Romane was parachuting near his home in Strasbourg with a group of 10 people when the accident happened.
Romane was parachuting near his home in Strasbourg with a group of 10 people when the accident happened.

A young woman died after her parachute failed to open while skydiving in France, causing her to fall to the ground 3,300 feet below.

Romane Hourcastagnou, 23, who hails from the French city of Strasbourg, was an experienced skydiver with more than 100 jumps under her belt.

She was parachuting near her home in Strasbourg with a group of 10 people, all experienced paratroopers, when the tragedy struck.

According to local reports, Hourcastagnou jumped from the plane at a height of 1,000 meters (3,281 feet), but his parachute failed to open for unknown reasons.

Witnesses said she tried to perform an emergency maneuver but failed due to the height and speed of her fall, and she fell to the ground within seconds.







Romane Hourcastagnou died after falling from a height of 1,000 meters while jumping from a plane with a parachute
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Other paratroopers tried to help the victim, but to no avail. According to reports, she died at the scene.

An eyewitness told local media: “We watched the accident with complete helplessness. After his parachute failed to open, the impact with the ground was very violent.”

Emergency services were called to the scene, but could only confirm the young woman’s death and her body was transferred to a local morgue.

The 23-year-old has been playing the sport for a few years and has completed more than 100 jumps, according to Roland Ilyes of the Alsace Skydiving School in Strasbourg.

However, local authorities have confirmed that they have opened an investigation into the young woman’s death.







The young woman had been practicing the sport for a few years and completed more than 100 jumps
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Last year, The Mirror reported on an RAF skydiving instructor who died during a training jump after his parachute failed.

An investigation has been launched into the accident that happened on Friday at RAF Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire.

The name, age and rank of the soldier have not yet been released.

A Ministry of Defense spokesperson said: “We can confirm that an employee died at RAF Weston on the Green.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues at this time.”

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