LONDON – A skydiver was killed Saturday afternoon when her parachute failed to open fully and she plummeted onto a parked car in a residential cul-de-sac, British police said.
The woman landed in a street near an airfield at Shotton Colliery, 250 miles north of London. She was flown to a hospital by air ambulance, but was later pronounced dead.
Police said the victim, who has not been named, was a 49-year-old woman from Hebburn in northern England. They said she had made previous skydives in other countries, but this was her first jump in Britain.
Police, the Health and Safety Executive and the British Parachuting Association are investigating the cause of the accident.