Netheravon Airfield, Wiltshire
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Police: Survivor's parachute failure 'attempted murder'

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman's main parachute failed to open in a 4,000ft (1,219m) jump.

The woman, 39, suffered "multiple serious injuries" after plummeting to the ground during a "routine" jump over Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, on 5 April.

Det Insp Paul Franklin said it was miraculous she had survived, after her main chute failed and a reserve only partially opened.

  • 09 May 2015
  • From the section UK
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