Inquest into two skydiver deaths opens in Nottingham

Emma Bramley
Image caption Emma Bramley was marking her 250th jump on the day she died

Inquests have opened into the deaths of two people killed after their parachutes got entangled during a routine jump.

Brian Laithwaite, 65, of Wigan, and Emma Bramley, 31, of Nottingham, were parachuting over Langar airfield when the accident happened on 4 June.

The inquests into their deaths were opened at Nottingham Coroner's Court.

Assistant deputy coroner Stephanie Haskey said a full inquiry needs to be carried out into the accident.

"It remains for me to send my sympathies to the families involved. As soon as we can resume the inquests into these two deaths, we will," Ms Haskey said.

Nottinghamshire Police described both Mr Laithwaite and Ms Bramley as "experienced parachutists".

Miss Bramley, 31, had been celebrating her 250th jump on the day she died and Mr Laithwaite was a former skydiving instructor.

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