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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYEloy, Arizona - 3 April 20141. Plane in sky, flying away after dropping skydivers2. Skydivers, chutes open3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sgt. Brian Jerome, Eloy Police Department (Transcript Below)4. Various of Skydive Arizona statement5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sgt. Brian Jerome, Eloy Police Department (Transcript Below)6. Various of skydivers in air7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jerry Bird, World Team Organizer (Transcript Below)8. Group of skydivers gathered in a circle after first jump, team leader explaining to them that someone died9. Close of woman in circle10. Mid of fellow skydivers visibly upset after hearing of death11. Close of woman crying, hugging another woman inside hangar12. SOUNDBITE (English) Debbie Franzese, Skydiver from New York (Transcript Below)13. Various of skydivers inside hangar14. Wide of skydivers walking in group to the plane for their second jump15. Wide of plane taking off STORYLINE:AN ATTEMPT TO SET A WORLD SKYDIVING RECORD ENDED IN TRAGEDY...WHEN ONE OF THE 222 JUMPERS DIED DURING THE DARING EFFORT.SOUNDBITE (English) Sgt. Brian Jerome, Eloy Police Department:"We received a call this morning at about 7:42 regarding a skydiver that was down. When we arrived, the victim was found near the intersection of Shed and 11 Mile Corner Road here in Eloy, and she was pronounced dead on the scene."SKYDIVE ARIZONA BLAMED THE ACCIDENT ON A MALFUNCTIONING PARACHUTE, SAYING IT WAS RELEASED TOO LATE TO ALLOW A RESERVE CHUTE TO FULLY OPEN.SOUNDBITE (English) Sgt. Brian Jerome, Eloy Police Department:"Her husband told us that she is an experienced skydiver, she has over 1,500 jumps, so as far as experience goes, that's pretty experienced."BUT THE JUMPERS ONLY HAD LIMITED TIME TO TRY AND COMPLETE TWO COMPLEX GROUP FORMATIONS IN THE AIR.SOUNDBITE (English) Jerry Bird, World Team Organizer:"They have approximately 70 seconds from when they exit before they have to separate and go open their chutes."MANY SKYDIVERS LEARNED OF THE DEATH ONLY AFTER THE JUMP HAD CONCLUDED...SOME CRYING, OTHERS HUGGED...ALL UNDERSTANDING THE INHERENT DANGER OF THEIR SPORT.SOUNDBITE (English) Debbie Franzese, Skydiver from New York: "It's sad, but also it happens. You know, it just happens."BUT NOT TO BE DETERRED THE GROUP UNDERTOOK A SECOND JUMP IN HONOR OF THEIR FALLEN TEAM MEMBER...AND THEY WILL TRY TO BREAK THE RECORD AGAIN TOMORROW.MAGGIE MAZZETTI, ASSOCIATED PRESS.