56-year-old man killed after parachute failed to open


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A 56-year-old man died after his parachute apparently failed to open during a jump.

The accident happened at Strathallan Airfield near the town of Auchterarder in Perthshire yesterday.

Tayside Police said officers were called to the site shortly after 1pm.

A force spokesman said: "Relevant inquiries are ongoing into the incident and as with all unexpected deaths, a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.