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Gliderman8
03-11-2014, 07:58 PM
Amazingly NO-ONE GOT HURT (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/skydiver-pilot-survive-midair-collision-n48116)..... These are truly remarkable photos.

Guest
03-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Wow, glad to see everyone in one piece. Betcha both will be sore for a while.

Basil
03-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Wow, I wonder what was going through that guys mind when he looks over and sees that plan about to snare his shut!?

Gliderman8
03-11-2014, 10:08 PM
Wow, I wonder what was going through that guys mind when he looks over and sees that plan about to snare his shut!?

I was thinking the same thing when I viewed pic #1... I can only imagine him thinking "I'm going to die"

DrEntropy
03-11-2014, 10:12 PM
I was thinking the same thing when I viewed pic #1... I can only imagine him thinking "I'm going to die"

Not so much "I'm GONNA" as "I'm DEAD!".

Gliderman8
03-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Question #2
Why is the LZ on an active runway?

DrEntropy
03-11-2014, 10:13 PM
Question #2
Why is the LZ on an active runway?

That'd be ~stupidity~ IMO.

Gliderman8
03-11-2014, 10:14 PM
That'd be ~stupidity~ IMO.

Hard to argue with that.

weewillie
03-11-2014, 10:38 PM
notice the guy in the background in the white shirt completely oblivious to what is going on

waltesefalcon
03-11-2014, 11:44 PM
"Wow, I wonder what was going through that guys mind when he looks over and sees that plan about to snare his shut!?"

I'm more curious as to what the pilot thought when he looked up on takeoff and there was a sky diver coming down right in front of him.

Mickey Richaud
03-12-2014, 07:29 AM
Read that one yesterday. Pilot's 87 YEARS OLD!

NutmegCT
03-12-2014, 07:54 AM
hmmm - skydiving zones are marked on sectionals. Shouldn't you check the area BEFOE you land there?

(anyway, good on him for opening the aircraft's door)