Tanya Pardazi: TikToker who died in skydiving accident was wearing automatic chute that didn't open
Tanya Pardazi had finished just one day of ground school staff training at a skydiving school and she was deemed qualified to dive alone
INNISFIL, ONTARIO: Tanya Pardazi, a philosophy student at Toronto University and a TikTok influencer, died in a tragic skydiving accident as her parachute failed to open. Pardazi geared up for her first solo dive after the completion of her ground training with a Skydive Toronto. It was previously said that she had reached a low altitude and failed to open her parachute on time, now new details reveal that she was wearing an automatic parachute.
The 21-year-old TikTok influencer took her first and last skydiving trip on Saturday afternoon, September 3, as she succumbed to her death from the injuries of the 4,000-foot fall. Skydive Toronto previously stated that Pardazi died as she opened her chute at a low altitude without the time to inflate. Now, Daily Mail has caught a chilling detail on the school's website that says otherwise. The course that the late social media star had chosen says that the customers "would static dive with the chute set to open automatically." The school had named it 'Solo First Jump Course' and the skydiving enthusiast was eligible for it. Pardazi had revealed in her last TikTok video that she was taking lessons days before she died.
The description of the course reads, "You will learn about your equipment, how to exit the airplane, freefall body position (arch), canopy control, and emergency protocol." It continues. "This course includes a skydive from 4,000 feet. Dispatched by a Jumpmaster, you will exit the airplane attached to a static line, which automatically deploys your main parachute during a fall of up to 5 seconds. A Ground Control Instructor will give you radio instructions over a walkie-talkie on how to navigate your parachute back to the landing area for a touchdown!"
Tanya Pardazi 'really lived every second to the fullest'
It is revealed that Pardazi, being a part of the 'Solo First Jumo Course', did not only have an automatic chute but was also connected to a static line. Skydiving Toronto previously said, "(Pardazi) released a quickly-rotating main parachute at a low altitude without the time or altitude required for the reserve parachute to inflate," which is in direct contradiction to the description of their course. It's still not clear as to why Pardazi's chute did not open.
Pardazi had finished just one day of ground school staff at the Toronto skydiving school and she was deemed qualified to dive alone. In the training, the jumpers practice the maneuvers from the safety of the ground. Melody Ozgoli, Pardazi's friend, got candid in a conversation with CTV News Toronto and said, "Tanya had an interest in anything that was new and adventurous. Life was too boring for her and she was always trying to do something adventurous. She really lived every second to the fullest."