The wife of an Army sergeant accused of tampering with her parachute told police she asked her husband “did you try to bump me off?”, a court heard.
Victoria Cilliers, 40, suffered multiple injuries in a 4,000ft fall when her parachute failed, in 2015.
Emile Cilliers, 37, denies attempting to murder his former Army officer wife.
The Winchester Crown Court jury was shown a police interview in which his wife said the “tongue in cheek” remark followed a gas leak at their home.
Mr Cilliers also denies a second attempted murder charge and a third charge of tampering with a gas fitting at their home in Amesbury, Wiltshire, on 30 March 2015.