Three die in Aussie skydiving accident

Cesar Mills
October 14, 2017

Three skydivers have died in a horrific mid-air collision on Australia's Queensland coast.

The divers, one of whom is believed to be an instructor, were in their 30s and 40s.

One of the victims landed in the front garden of a house and the two others were found entangled in a nearby tree on a banana farm.

Vision captured shortly before the fatalities has emerged of other tourists successfully completing their jumps at the beach.

Police will compile a report for the coroner with the investigation to be assisted by CASA and the Australian Parachute Federation.

The Daily Mail has reported that Pike, a mother of eight, received the skydiving trip as a 50th birthday gift from her family.

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The sky-dive was a present for Kerri from her family.

'You could see one chute was tangled and it wasn't opening, ' the man who chose to go unnamed said.

The company said skydiving operations have been suspended at Mission Beach while authorities investigate the incident. No further details are available at this stage.

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

Mission Beach is a popular skydiving destination in Queensland, lying just south of the city of Cairns.

The jumpers were not immediately named, but police said the dead men were instructors at Skydive Australia.

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