updated 7/21/2008 8:44:31 AM ET 2008-07-21T12:44:31

Authorities say a skydiver was killed when she walked into a spinning aircraft propeller at an airfield in Estonia.

The incident happened as a group of skydivers were boarding the turboprop plane in the western town of Rapla.

Kulli Kivioja of the regional prosecutor's office said the 29-year-old victim died instantly after she was hit by one of the twin-engine aircraft's propellers. Kivioja said Saturday's incident is under investigation.

Parachuting club Skydive Estonia says the woman was an experienced skydiver who had made 224 jumps.

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