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Three Skydivers Dead After Shocking Mid-Air Accident At QLD's Mission Beach

13 October 2017, 11:44 | Erica Roy

Paramedics were called to Alexandra Drive Mission Beach about 3.15pm on Friday

Paramedics were called to Alexandra Drive Mission Beach about 3.15pm on Friday

Her parachute became tangled on descent and she crashed into a tree along with her experienced tandem instructor, news.com.au has reported.

It is the site of Australia's highest commercially available tandem dives, taking place from around 15,000 feet.

The aerial accident happened at Mission Beach, a popular skydiving spot about 140km south of Cairns.

"I was just watching him in free fall until he went behind the trees, and that was the last I saw", the witness said.

'One of the deceased was a highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps and was completing a solo jump.

Three skydivers have died in North Queensland, Australia, in what police said might have been the result of a mid-air mishap.


Two men aged in their 30s and a woman in her 50s are believed to have collided while skydiving near Cairns in northeastern Australia, police said.

Mission Beach mother of eight Kerri Pike, 50, has been confirmed as one of three victims in a freak skydiving accident in Northern Queensland.

The company extended "its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the individuals and families involved and the broader skydiving community".

Our thoughts are with the families of the two men, thought to be in their thirties, and the one woman, in her fifties, who died in the accident.

There are a number of skydiving companies operating in Mission Beach. Police, the Australian Parachuting Federation and other investigators remain on the scene.



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