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Skydiving Death near Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on May 10, 2011

A skydiver is dead after an accident at Skydive Chicago.

30 year old Karthik Balakrishnan of Schaumburg was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon about a mile and a half east of Skydive Chicago.  Witnesses tell police that Balakrishnan’s parachute opened properly but shortly after that, he began making several radical turns, lost control and crashed into the ground.

The death is under investigation by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office, La Salle County Coroner’s Office and Federal Aviation Administration.  FAA officials are in Ottawa today.

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