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Perris: Skydivers Patrick McGowan and Chris Stasky Killed in Midair Collision


Posted on Apr 01, 2011

Yesterday, skydivers Patrick McGowan and Chris Stasky were involved in a midair collision above the city of Perris, falling 200-300 feet to their deaths. Emergency responders arrived at Perris Valley Skydiving to find bystanders administering CPR to the two men. They were pronounced dead at approximately 4 p.m. The National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and local authorities are investigating the accident, explains a California injury lawyer.


Skydiving originated from parachuting, an emergency evacuation method developed during World War I. The sport evolved during the post-war years. It is self-regulated, meaning that participants voluntarily follow a set of basic requirements established by the U.S. Parachute Association. 


The Los Angeles Times originally reported this skydiving accident.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Patrick McGowan and Chris Stasky, the two skydivers killed in the midair collision yesterday.


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If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 


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