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1 dies, 1 seriously hurt as parachutes get twisted

(ANSA) – VENEZIA, MAY 10 – A 38-year-old Italian parachuting
instructor died and a 25-year-old American soldier was seriously
hurt after an accident in which their parachutes became twisted
a few metres from the ground at Thiene airport near Vicenza on
Sunday.
   
The victim was named as Emiliano Basile, originally from
Argentina and resident at Schio near Vicenza.
   
The injured soldier was named as Aaron Waller, who is posted to
the Ederle barracks at the US air base in Vicenza.
   
The accident happened about 20-30 metres from the ground when
Waller’s parachute veered into Basile’s and the two got
entangled, plunging the pair to the ground.
   
The soldier suffered multiple injuries and compound fractures
and was rushed to hospital in serious condition. (ANSA).
   

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