# What are the chances of dying in a skydiving accident?

## What are the chances of dying in a skydiving accident?

At a rate of 0.006 skydives fatalities per 1,000, that’s 1 fatality in every 167,000 jumps. This means it’s more likely you’ll die from a lightning strike, dog bite, wasp sting, bike accident, choking or a motor vehicle crash.

What is the cause of most skydiving accident?

The reality is that the vast majority of skydiving accidents are a result of simple human error. Many of the accidents occur because the jumper—oftentimes an experienced skydiver who is pushing the limits— makes an error in judgement while landing a perfectly functioning parachute.

### Has there been deaths from skydiving?

The USPA reports that the skydiving fatality rate is 0.39 fatalities per 100,000 jumps. The organization came up with this calculation based on the records it has on file from 2020, which states approximately 2.8 million skydiving jumps were completed at more than 200 USPA-affiliated skydive centers.

How many people have died from skydiving accident?

“In 2020 there were 11 fatalities – fatal skydiving accidents that occurred, out of 2.8 million skydives that happened here in the United States,” Berchtold said.

#### Is skydiving safer than driving a car?

That’s a 0.0007% chance of dying from a skydive, compared to a 0.0167% chance of dying in a car accident (based on driving 10,000 miles). In layman’s terms, you are about 24 times more likely to die in a car accident than in a skydiving one.

What are the odds of dying on your birthday?

If you take a “worst-case scenario” for the frequency of errors in the death registration system, he says, the excess risk of dying on your birthday drops to around 4%.

## Do parachutes fail?

Even seemingly properly packed parachutes can fail, with one in every 1,000 parachutes not always operating at 100% efficiency. With these stats in mind, skydiving professionals know better to never trust just one chute with their life. That’s why tandem skydivers typically descend with three parachutes.

How much do parachutes cost?

Cost of New and Used Skydiving Equipment

EQUIPMENT RETAIL VALUE USED VALUE
Parachute Container \$2500-\$5500 \$1200-\$3000
Reserve Parachute \$1450-\$1800 \$800-\$1250
Main Parachute \$2200-\$2500 \$900-\$1900