Agra : According to sources, after aircraft jumping from over 6,000 feet from AN-32, a twin-engine turboprop military transport aircraft, Amit’s main and reserve parachutes got tangled. He fell on the ground and got seriously injured.
Corporal Amit Kumar was immediately taken to military hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. The incident took place at Malpura para zone.
Garud commando of IAF ‘s Special Forces unit was killed on Thursday night during the ongoing parachute jump training at Agra para dropping zone.
Corporal Amit Kumar hailed from Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. He was said to be posted in Agra for the last six months.
The victim was part of around 40 men contingent which had come to participate for basic free fall jump course. It is part of their regular training course. Sources claim that it was Amit’s 35th jump during the two-month course.
Speaking to, Udayveer Singh Malik, station house officer of Sadar said: “Victim’s postmortem was conducted at S N Medical College on Friday.
His relatives were informed about his death.” This is the third such death in the last 11 months.
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