Two skydiving incidents occur in Ovid on Sunday

OVID, N.Y. - According to Skydive Finger Lakes, on Sunday, April 23 at approximately 1:00 p.m., two unrelated and separate
incidents occurred at Skydive Finger Lakes.

Skydive Finger Lakes says the first incident involved an experienced skydiver with approximately 1000 jumps to his credit. The skydiver sustained a hip injury while executing an advanced landing maneuver. During the jump, the skydiver deployed his parachute without incident. His parachute was fully functioning and working correctly. Injuries were sustained during the landing process.

They say second incident involved the plane and pilot of Skydive Finger Lakes. While descending from dropping skydivers, the pilot of the aircraft experienced a mechanical issue and elected to execute an emergency landing in a nearby field. Upon touching down in the muddy and newly tilled field, the aircraft turned over. First responders reported the pilot was conscious and without any signs of injury. As a precaution, the pilot was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out and was released at 4:00 p.m.

The FAA and local authorities have been notified. At this time, both incidents are currently under investigation to determine what led to each of the incidents.


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