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Skydiver injured in hard landing at Dillingham Airfield

By Star- Advertiser staff


A skydiver suffered serious injuries in a hard landing at Dillinham Airfield Sunday morning, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

The man in his 20s sustained "multiple injuries" and was taken to the hospital in serious condition after the 8:54 a.m. incident, according to the EMS report.

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ehukai123 wrote:
Hi WIth the amount of deaths and "tragic accidents" shouldnt someone look into this business and shut it down? Over the years it is AT LEAST a death a year if not more.
on July 13,2014 | 10:49AM
SueH wrote:
Oh my!! Then let's immediately shut down all the roads and sidewalks. We have far more than "AT LEAST a death a year from them, if not more". And while we're at it, how about shutting down all those "dangerous" hiking trails, beaches, airplanes, etc. etc., ad nauseum....It's all about individual managed risk, not wholehearted shutdowns.
on July 13,2014 | 02:50PM
ehukai123 wrote:
Is "hard landing" code for inept training and education to the tourists who "feed " this machine? Im sorry but these are not few and far between, rather they seem to happen with regularity and I would hope the tourism board would want to keep our tourist safe and ALIVE . After all, it is our responsibility, and our livelihood.
on July 13,2014 | 11:01AM
Hotel wrote:
The Army parachute manual says no maneuvering during the final two hundred feet of the decent. You're "committed" so ride it in. Sky divers maneuver too close to the ground. I saw an idiot "body slam" himself at Dillingham. Tried to make a 180 turn, too low. Made about 120 degrees and boom. He tried to put on a "show". It was impressive.
on July 13,2014 | 03:47PM
SueH wrote:
Walking the streets of Waikiki after midnight is certainly more dangerous, and likely to result in more bodily harm for tourists, rather than a single skydive experience. Shouldn't they be educated about that?
on July 13,2014 | 05:16PM
Hotel wrote:
Every Army parachutist I dropped wanted a soft landing zone. Freshly plowed fields were the best. The worst were alpine meadows. Thin and hard ground and parachutes lose performance at 8,000 feet. I walked the landing zone (LZ) at Dillingham and that ground is hard. Perfect for airplanes.
on July 13,2014 | 11:56AM
honokai wrote:
Sounds like you were the one that was smart enough to stay inside perfectly good airplanes.
on July 13,2014 | 11:45PM
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