Three die in horrific skydive in Australia

Three people have been killed in a skydiving accident at Mission Beach south of Cairns

Three people have been killed in a skydiving accident at Mission Beach south of Cairns

Three people have been killed in a skydiving accident in north Queensland.

Police said they are looking into whether a solo skydiver collided with two tandem skydivers, preventing their parachutes from opening correctly.

The dead are two men, believed to be instructors, and a woman.

An eyewitness told The Cairns Post newspaper he could do nothing as he watched the incident unfold on Friday afternoon.

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Vision captured shortly before the fatalities has emerged of other tourists successfully completing their jumps at the beach.

'One of the deceased was a highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps and was completing a solo jump.

One of the victims landed in the front garden of a house and the two others were found entangled in a nearby tree on a banana farm.

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A spokesman for Queensland Ambulance Service said: "Paramedics attended a skydiving accident on Alexander Drive in Mission Beach at 3.30pm today".

'I was just watching him in free fall until he went behind the trees, and that was the last I saw'.

"The company extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the individuals and families involved and the broader skydiving community", it added.

"It wasn't good to watch".

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