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Description : During the 2001 pond swooping nationals in Gardiner, N.Y. This pilot's canopy collapsed and did not recover before she impacted the ground. The accident was fatal. The event was stopped after her jump. Turbulence off the nearby tree line is believed to have caused the disruption to her canopy. Many people involved in the sport attributed the canopy's design as being at fault. The general belief amoung her friends and fellow competitors was that this was not pilot error, and no other experienced pilot would have been able to recover control before impact.


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