SALLISAW, Okla. (KNWA/KFTA) — Emergency services responded to a report of a skydiver with injuries at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the City of Sallisaw Airport, according to a Facebook post from the Sallisaw Police Department.
Heather Glasgow, 44 of Poteau, Okla., participated in a solo skydive when an “unknown issue” resulted in her striking the ground, according to the post.
“Witnesses stated her parachute had fully deployed, but she was in a spin that she did not recover out of,” the post states. “Emergency services tended to her very quickly after the incident and she was transported to Northeastern Health Systems Sequoyah for further treatment.”
Glasgow was pronounced dead at 8:00 p.m.
A press release from Adventure Skydive Center says Glasgow was participating in her first solo jump.
The release says the early stages of her skydive were reported as normal, having had a routine parachute deployment without incident.
The release says the parachute appeared to be fully functioning and operational as Glasgow released the parachute as instructed during her training.
The Sallisaw Police Department said they are working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause for the incident. Adventure Skydive Center says it is cooperating with authorities and the FAA.
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