Holy Crap! A Skydiver Takes Down A Plane And Both Survive

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This series of photos from MyFoxTampaBay.com show the harrowing collision between a skydiver and a small Cessna earlier today in South Lakeland Florida. Amazingly, both the skydiver and the pilot walked away with non-serious injuries.


According to witnesses, the pilot of the plane was 87-year-old WWII veteran Sharon Trembley who was practicing touch-and-goes when he happened upon 49-year-old skydiver John Frost who was landing. As the photos show, Frost's parachute becomes entangled in the wing and both of them immediately crash into the ground.

Somehow, neither of them were seriously injured. I guess the lesson here is: Watch where you're landing.


Screencap: Tim Telford via MyFoxTampaBay.com

Hat tip to Airline Flyer!

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Whenever I'm flying at the local airport, we either wait till all the skydivers are on the ground, or if it's one who's well trained, they ensure the land far enough away and never cross the runway.