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Two reported dead in Minden skydiving incident

Record Courier staff report

Two parachutists reportedly fell to their deaths at the Minden-Tahoe Airport this morning.

The incident was first reported at 10:14 a.m. Thursday.

Early reports are that the skydivers were jumping in tandem when something went wrong.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been called to the scene of the incident at Heybourne Road and the entrance to the county yard.

Heybourne Road was closed while the investigation was being conducted by the FAA.

This is the second parachute related incident at the airport in a week. On July 27, onlookers reported seeing a parachutist fall only to discover it was a cut away secondary parachute.

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No one was injured in that incident.

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