Woman killed in skydiving incident south of Charlotte
Posted May 31, 2018 11:28 p.m. EDT
Updated May 31, 2018 11:39 p.m. EDT
Chester County, S.C. — A woman was pronounced dead after a skydiving incident south of Charlotte Thursday afternoon.
Emergency crews were dispatched to Skydive Carolina following a call of a "hard landing."
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. at 1903 King Air Drive in Chester County.
The coroner was called to the scene, and the 68-year-old woman was pronounced dead.
NBC Charlotte reported the professional skydiver, who had more than 15,000 skydives under her belt, had a malfunction with her parachute.
According to our crew on the scene, the airport and Skydive Carolina were still open and operating as of 5:30 p.m.
The incident happened during the facility's annual CarolinaFest which started on Tuesday and runs through Sunday.
WCNC reported someone died two years ago at the same event.