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Man Dies After Falling from Plane in Marion County

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DUNNELLON – Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies  were called to Dunnellon Airport  Friday afternoon after a report that a man fell from approximately 1200 feet from a small passenger  plane. The male victim, who has not been identified pending notification of relatives, was reportedly a jump-master and was  part of a group of jumpers engaging in military-style parachuting.

Witnesses reported that  the victim was kneeling by the jump door when his reserve chute accidentally deployed and pulled him from the aircraft, causing him to hit the side of the airplane and fall to the ground.  It was not known if his military-style parachute ever deployed. Upon arrival on the scene the victim was pronounced deceased by paramedics. The incident reportedly occurred around 5:30 pm on Friday October 14th. MCSO Major Crimes detectives also  responded to the scene and are currently investigating the incident.

 

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