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At An Altitude Of 10,500, Parachutist McGuire Realised He Forgot To Wear A Parachute, See What Happens Next

Ivan McGuire tragically fell to his death after he failed to bring a parachute with him on a skydive.

Edited By : Priyanka Negi | Updated: Dec 25, 2023 12:32 IST
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Ivan Lester McGuire, 35, an expert parachutist, fell to his death at an altitude of 10,500 after he forgot to wear a parachute. Investigators said, “When McGuire was coming down at high speed after jumping from a plan, he realized that the parachute was missing.” reported Los Angeles Times.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigated the death of McGuire to find out if pilot Mark Luman had checked to see if McGuire was wearing a parachute. McGuire, 35, was carrying video equipment to film a student and an instructor from the Franklin County Sports Parachute Center when he jumped to his death from a plane.

According to reports, McGuri had made more than 800 jumps, and investigators believed that he may have forgotten to wear a parachute because he was tired or preoccupied with filming. Suicide was also ruled out by the investigative agency.

“We haven’t gotten all the facts yet. But there is a regulation, No. 105, that states that the pilot must check–well, no one may jump unless the pilot checks the parachutes,” FAA inspector Walter Rigsbee said, adding that McGuire, 35, was carrying video equipment to film a student and an instructor from the Franklin County Sports Parachute Center when he jumped to his death from an altitude of 10,500 feet.

It was also reported that video equipment may have been mistaken for a parachute. The incident took place in April 1988.

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First published on: Dec 25, 2023 12:32 PM IST

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