Posted: Nov 22, 2012 12:08 PM by Tania Shofron
Updated: Nov 22, 2012 12:28 PM
MARANA - A 22-year-old off-duty airman is recovering after a skydiving accident at the Marana Regional Airport around 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
Avra Valley Fire officials say when the man's main parachute failed to deploy, he tried to engage his reserve chute, but the cord was wrapped around his neck. When he finally unwound the secondary parachute and opened it, he was already too close to the ground and hit at approximately 30-40 miles per hour.
Marana Police say the airman's injuries include a broken leg. No other skydivers were injured. Officers say the victim was conscious during a LifeLine helicopter flight to a Tucson hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
Davis-Monthan Air Force base officials have now taken over the investigation.
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