An Indian Air Force paratrooper was killed on Thursday after his parachute failed to open mid-air during a training exercise in Agra’s Malpura.
The incident happened when 26-year-old Hardeep Singh, belonging to the 11th Regiment, jumped from 9000 ft and his parachute got entangled in his hand. Singh was rushed to a military hospital where he died.
Singh, who hailed from Patiala in Punjab, served in the services for over five years and was posted in Assam. He was part of a group of 40 men participating in a basic free-fall jump course.
In March this year, another paratrooper Sunil Kumar also died at Malpura in a similar accident.