Romain Horcastagno, 23, of Strasbourg, France, was a seasoned paratrooper with over 100 jumps under her belt – she tragically fell to her death.
A young woman has died after her parachute failed to open while skydiving in France, causing her to fall to the ground at a depth of 3,300 feet.
Romain Horcastagno, 23, of Strasbourg, France, was an experienced paraglider with more than 100 jumps under her belt.
She was skydiving near her home in Strasbourg with a group of 10 people, all experienced paratroopers when tragedy struck.
According to local reports, Hourcastagnou jumped from the plane at an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) but her parachute failed to open for unknown reasons.
Witnesses said that she attempted an emergency maneuver, but was unable to do so due to the height and speed of her fall, and hit the ground in seconds.
Other paratroopers tried to help the victim, but to no avail. She reportedly died on the spot.
An eyewitness told local media, “We watched the accident with complete helplessness. After she did not open her parachute, the impact on the ground was very violent.”
Emergency services were called to the scene, but they were only able to confirm the death of the young woman and her body was taken to a local mortuary.
The 23-year-old has been playing the sport for two years and has completed more than 100 jumps, according to Roland Ellis of the Alsace Skydiving School in Strasbourg.
Meanwhile, the local authorities confirmed that they had opened an investigation into the death of the young woman.
Last year, The Mirror reported on an RAF skydiver who died during a training jump after her parachute failed.
An investigation has begun into the incident, which occurred on Friday in Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire.
The maid’s name, age and rank were not disclosed.
A Department of Defense spokesperson said: “We can confirm the death of a service member of the RAF Weston in Green.
“Our thoughts are with family, friends and colleagues at this time.”