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    Skydiver Hits Plane Mid-Jump

    Skydiver Killed After Hitting Plane In Mid-Air
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    ORLANDO -- A skydiver's legs were severed at the knees and he later died after he collided with an airplane over Volusia County, Fla.

    A spokesperson for the Deland Police Department said the airplane was about 600 feet in the air Saturday morning when skydiver Albert "Guss" Wing III, of Longwood, collided with its left wing.

    Both of Wing's legs were separated from his body at the knees, but he still managed to maneuver the parachute and land, police said.

    The airplane landed safely and police investigators found damage to the plane's left wing.

    The skydiver was treated by emergency personnel at the scene and was airlifted to Halifax Hospital, where he died. The Volusia County Medical Examiner's Office and the FAA were notified.

    The aircraft has been identified as a fixed-wing, propeller-driven DHC-6 Twin Otter.

    Fourteen other skydivers were in the air at the time of the accident.

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    I hope he found his footing when he landed.

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    Damn, that just sucks. I think about going skydiving every once in a while and then I hear stories like this. I won't be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane anytime soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman
    I think about going skydiving every once in a while and then I hear stories like this. I won't be jumping out of a perfectly good airplane anytime soon...
    That's quite a feat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FH
    That's quite a feat.
    That`s two, you are on a roll.

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    Not wanting to go skydiving seems like a legitimate fear.

    ...and I'm outta bad puns!

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    Gotta wonder where the other halves of his legs ended up - can you imagine sittin' around the back yard and these two feet with calves intact but nothing else come falling out of the sky. Would be real poetic if some old broad in spandex was bent over and one came up her backside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007
    Gotta wonder where the other halves of his legs ended up - can you imagine sittin' around the back yard and these two feet with calves intact but nothing else come falling out of the sky. Would be real poetic if some old broad in spandex was bent over and one came up her backside!
    Yup, there was no walking away from that one.
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    I am still trying to figure out how his parachute was open already by the time he hit the wing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    I am still trying to figure out how his parachute was open already by the time he hit the wing.
    I think that whoever runs the skydiving school that taught that guy should be ran out of business.

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    I'm reading it as that the plane he hit wasn't the one he jumped out of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007
    I'm reading it as that the plane he hit wasn't the one he jumped out of...
    Other skydivers might knee'd to watch out for that in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FH
    Other skydivers might knee'd to watch out for that in the future.
    Sounds like he had a "leg up" on the other sky divers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garibaldi
    Sounds like he had a "leg up" on the other sky divers.

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    You guys are so bad.........
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