Romanian dies when parachute jump goes awry at 9,850 feet

October 15, 2016 3:15 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Romanian authorities say a local parachutist has died during a 3,000-meter (9,850-feet) jump after his parachute failed to open.

Police spokesman Daniel Graur said the 27-year-old man died immediately after he hit the ground Saturday at the Luncani aerodrome near the northwestern city of Cluj. Police have identified him as Vlad Lucas from Cluj and opened an inquiry.

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