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08 August 2016 By James M. Johnson 0 comments

LODI: Tyler Turner, Yong Kwon Killed in Lodi Parachute Center Skydiving Accident

LODI (August 8, 2016)-  Tyler Turner, 18,  and instructor Yong Kwon, 25, both sustained fatal injuries following a skydiving accident Saturday at the Lodi Parachute Center.

The article shared that Turner and Kwon jumped from the plane together and tragically died after their parachutes failed to open. Additionally, it turns out that the instructor, Yong Kwon was not certified for tandem jumps by the United States Parachute Association, according to the Modesto Bee.  The lack of certification is a violation of federal rules.

Turner had been attending a friends birthday which was held at the Lodi Parachute Center. His mother told the Fresno Bee that the “instructor told the boys they did not need to finish watching the safety video shown beforehand.”

At this time, the Federal Aviation Administration are thoroughly looking into the incident and will be watching the recorded footage to determine what exactly went wrong to cause the freak accident.

According to several witnesses who were interviewed, the conditions were perfect as there was no wind or any other factors which could have caused their parachute to not open.

The owner of the Lodi Parachute Center, Bill Dause, gave a statement and believed that something likely went wrong at the very beginning of the jump.


The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tyler Turner and Yong Kwon as they cope with this unexpected and tragic loss due to this skydiving accident.

Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies. If a negligent party has disregarded the safety of others has led to the death of a family member or close friend, it is likely you may have the right to a wrongful death lawsuit. If you have recently lost a loved one and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today to speak with one of our  Merced County experienced wrongful death lawyers at 800-235-6801.

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