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Heartbreaking video of teen skydiver, 18, doing his fatal tandem jump


Heartbreaking video shows a California teen’s last moments before plunging to his death during a 2016 skydiving jump. 

Attorneys representing Tyler Turner’s family released the video after being awarded a $40million judgement against Bill Dause, owner of the Lodi Parachute Center. 

In the brief clip, Tyler can be heard having a quick chat with the cameraman in anticipation for the jump. He admits to it being a ‘little bit scary.’

‘When I get up there, it’s going to be like, ‘Oh gosh,” adrenaline is going to kick in and I’m just gonna let it happen,’ he added, according to footage obtained by CBS Sacramento.

The footage then shows the 18-year-old raving about his mom while also speculating whether he would ‘make it.’

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Attorneys for Tyler Turner’s family released the video after being awarded a $40million judgement against Bill Dause, owner of the Lodi Parachute Center

Turner would die in the August 2016 crash, along with Yong Kwon - the 25-year-old instructor

Turner would die in the August 2016 crash, along with Yong Kwon – the 25-year-old instructor

‘That’s my Mom over there,’ Turner declares as the cameraman then pans the video to Francis Salazar Turner. ‘Very loving Mom. Done a lot for me in my life. Hope she’ll help me with more in my life, cause I want to make it! We’re gonna make it.’ 

Turner would die in the August 2016 crash, along with Yong Kwon – his 25-year-old instructor.

Kwon did not have the correct parachuting certificate.

The Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] requires tandem-jump instructors to receive training and a certificate from the United States Parachute Association.

'When I get up there, it's going to be like, "Oh gosh," adrenaline is going to kick in and I'm just gonna let it happen,' Tyler said in the clip just moments before the crash

‘When I get up there, it’s going to be like, “Oh gosh,” adrenaline is going to kick in and I’m just gonna let it happen,’ Tyler said in the clip just moments before the crash

'That's my Mom over there,' Turner declares as the cameraman then pans the video to Francis Salazar Turner. 'Very loving Mom. Done a lot for me in my life. Hope she'll help me with more in my life, cause I want to make it! We're gonna make it'

‘That’s my Mom over there,’ Turner declares as the cameraman then pans the video to Francis Salazar Turner. ‘Very loving Mom. Done a lot for me in my life. Hope she’ll help me with more in my life, cause I want to make it! We’re gonna make it’

Turner made the jump with three friends who landed safely

Turner made the jump with three friends who landed safely

But officials searched its records for Kwon’s name and found nothing.

Turner made the jump with three friends who landed safely. 

Moments before he was set to make his first skydive, Mrs Turner tightly hugged her son, then he told her: ‘I love you Mom.’

Tyler had a mild case of cerebral palsy and walked with a crouched gait that did nothing to dampen his zest for life, she said.

At the time of the incident, Dause told the Associated Press that Kwon had completed more than 700 jumps

At the time of the incident, Dause told the Associated Press that Kwon had completed more than 700 jumps

Paul Van Der Walde, representing the family, argued that Dause (pictured) should have known that his instructor wasn't certified 'had he exercised even the slightest degree of care'

Paul Van Der Walde, representing the family, argued that Dause (pictured) should have known that his instructor wasn’t certified ‘had he exercised even the slightest degree of care’

He had graduated from high school with honors and had been bound for the University of California at Merced to study biomedical engineering. 

They had jumped from the Parachute Center, a popular skydiving school in the state’s Central Valley whose website declares it ‘one of the largest and oldest drop zones in the United States’.

At the time of the incident, Dause told the Associated Press that Kwon had completed more than 700 jumps. 

Tyler's mother, Francine Salazar Turner (left), has described how she stood helpless on the ground as she watched her son plummet from the skies

Tyler’s mother, Francine Salazar Turner (left), has described how she stood helpless on the ground as she watched her son plummet from the skies

Paul Van Der Walde, representing the family, argued that Dause should have known that his instructor wasn’t certified ‘had he exercised even the slightest degree of care.’ 

The judge also ruled that Dause had to be personally responsible for the payment, no matter the name of his business.     

“What Bill Dause does is, once one of his corporations becomes liable, or runs out of money, has a debt, he stops using it, [and] creates another one,” Van Adele Walde declared. 

20 people have died at the Lodi Parachute Center since the 1980s. 

The lawyer hopes that the judgement will force Dauce to sell his business to someone with more care and responsibility.   



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