A double tandem fatality occurred at Blue Sky Ranch in Gardiner, NY this past Friday (June 15th, 2012). Tandem instructor Alex Chulsky and his passenger David Winoker were observed under main canopy, in a slow turn until impact.
At this stage the details of what happened are not known, but some news sources (The Times Herald-Record) have reported that a medical condition may have played a part. The incident is being investigated by the FAA.
The equipment in use is reported to have been a Vector Tandem with a Sigma 370 main canopy.
We send our sympathies to friends and families of Alex and Mr. Winoker.