Skydiver, pilot treated after midair collision

miami.cbslocal.com Published: March 10, 2014

MULBERRY – A plane and skydiver crashed into the ground near Tampa after the strings of the skydiver’s parachute became tangled with the wing but both the pilot and jumper made it out alive, reports CBS Miami.



Polk County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Eleazer says 87-year-old pilot Shannon Trembley was doing takeoff and landing maneuvers Saturday in his Cessna at the South Lakeland Airport in Mulberry.

On his third landing pass, the wing of his plane became entangled in the strings of 49-year-old Gainesville skydiver John Frost’s parachute about 75 feet above the ground.

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