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Mar 10 2014

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Extraordinary luck

© Tim Telford

© Tim Telford

I digress today into general aviation news, for a simple reason. Maintaining a blog about warbirds and vintage aviation often means presenting accidents with the too-often loss of life or limb, not to mention loss of historically significant aircraft.

Today, the accident being presented ended unbelievably: last Saturday, a Cessna 170 struck a parachutist, sending him flying 75 feet back into the air and sending the airplane into the ground. Happily, and almost unbelievably, the pilot and parachutist reportedly suffered only minor injuries and are doing well. The whole scene was photographed by Tim Telford, whose amazing set of pictures can be seen on My Fox Tampa Bay.

I thought this was nice news to begin the week with. 🙂

Source: AeroBuzz

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2 comments

  1. Ted Tunnicliffe

    The question one would ask is how on earth were a skydiver and a rotating plane allowed to be in the same place at the same time…

  2. nieuport17

    I think you have it backwards! If the airplane was performing touch & go’s on an active runway it would be the skydiver hitting the aircraft! Right!

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