Man dies after parachute malfunctions

A man has died in a parachuting competition at Wonderboom Airport outside Pretoria.

FILE: Wonderboom National Airport. Picture: Tshwane.gov.za.

JOHANNESBURG - A man has died in a parachuting competition at Wonderboom Airport outside Pretoria.

Police say the man's parachute malfunctioned spiralled down and hit the ground.

He was participating in the national skydiving championships.

The police's Katlego Mogale said, "He fell from the plane and was declared dead at the scene."