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January 08, 2022

2021: Safest Skydiving Year in History

10 Fatalities Marks Fewest Deaths, Continues Trend Of Increasing Safety

The  United States Parachute Association announced with pleasure that the overall safety rate that has been improving year over year has again beat the previous year, with 10 civilian skydiving deaths throughout 2021. The downswing began in 2018, when deaths dropped to 13, bringing the fatality index to 0.39 out of every 100,000 jumps. The year after saw a rise to 15, until 2020's drop in overall skydiving activity brought the index to mirror to its 2018 record. 2020 saw 11 fatalities, an all time low for the era. Now, 2021's record proves that safety efforts, training programs, and diver proficiency programs are yielding dividends across the country. 

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