Suits against Skydive AZ face legal obstacle

Posted at 10:31 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 13:48:27-05

The FAA is investigating the third fatality in the last six weeks at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Three skydivers have died during skydives at the facility since December 31.

Several skydivers who were injured in the past, but survived, sued the business.

What the skydivers learned is that the company is serious about its liability waiver; one injured skydiver who went through with a lawsuit in 2009 was counter-sued by the company and lost.  The court decided she owed the company more than $100,000.  That skydiver said she was not forced to pay that amount to the company.

Skydive Arizona said in a statement that Tuesday’s incident occurred after the skydiver erred in the sky.

The victim was an experienced jumper from Switzerland, authorities said.

The FAA’s investigation into the two other recent cases, which occurred on December 31 and January 21, is not complete.