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Army Parachutist Dies After Collision at Chicago Air Show

Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 09:36 PM

A U.S. Army parachutist died on Sunday, a day after he was involved in a mid-air collision with another parachutist during a Chicago air show, local media reported.

Army Golden Knights parachutist Corey Hood succumbed to his injuries which he suffered on Saturday when he collided in the air with an unidentified Navy parachutist during the Chicago Air & Water Show, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Hood and a member of the Navy Leap Frogs parachute team collided during a jump involving 13 parachutists, the newspaper reported.

The Navy parachutist suffered a broken leg and landed on a nearby Lake Michigan beach. Hood crashed onto a sidewalk after he reportedly hit the top of a building, the paper said.

Hood, who was from Cincinnati, served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He had logged more than 575 jumps, according to the Army. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien)

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A U.S. Army parachutist died on Sunday, a day after he was involved in a mid-air collision with another parachutist during a Chicago air show, local media reported.
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