Second Russian skydiver dies in accident
The 45-year-old woman, who has not been named, died when she hit the ground during a training jump on Sunday the RIA news agency reports.
"The woman lost her parachute – the canopy separated," Oksana Beldinova, a spokeswoman for local investigators said.
According to investigators there had been a failure of the woman's automatic activation device, which was supposed to deploy the chute after three seconds of freefall.
The woman was a member of the local skydiving club and had made a number of jumps.
It's the second death of a Russian skydiver this month. Earlier in October former world champion Irina Sinitsyina collided with another parachutist in mid-air during a jump in California. Sinitsyna got entangled in the parachute straps and was unable to open her reserve chute.
Despite being transferred to a Moscow clinic for specialist treatment doctors couldn’t save her.