New video shows Fla. skydiver colliding with plane - New York News

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

New video shows Fla. skydiver colliding with plane

Posted: Updated:
MULBERRY (FOX 13) -

Karen Hensley did not see it but, she heard it.

"It was a very loud boom," she recalled.

When she glanced out the window, she spotted Sharon Trembley's airplane across the way. Then she ran outside to see how it happened.

"We didn't know a skydiver had been hit. We had no idea what happened. We were just saying, 'What happened?' We wondered how he did that," she said.

All of her questions were answered with the click of a mouse.

"I said, 'The camera over there on the end of the building may have picked it up,'" said Steve Michalec.

So Karen checked.

"When I came back in, I was like, oh my gosh," she said.

Steve Michalec owns Handy Can Portable Restrooms. It is right across the street from the airfield. Just a few weeks ago, Steve installed a security system and one of his surveillance cameras is aimed in the direction of the airfield.

"On a Friday or Saturday and Sunday, it is not big deal seeing planes and skydivers and anything. It is just after I heard the ambulance I thought, huh, I wonder if it saw that plane and that skydiver."

Seeing it on video, Michalec can't believe both the skydiver and pilot walked away with just minor injuries.

"It is just hard to say what happened when it did and why."

Pilot Trembley spoke exclusively to FOX 13, telling us the situation could have ended badly.

"If I hadn't have thought fast enough for myself, he would have been dead," said Trembley.

Michalec is just happy everyone's OK.

"There is an inherent risk I'm sure when you skydive that you accept. I guess a plane hitting you is not one of them."

A risk Michalec won't be taking anytime soon.

"I don't think I'd skydive over there. There is a lot of plane traffic and a lot of skydivers I'm thinking," he added.

The FAA and NTSB continue investigating the crash.

Watch the video above or click here.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective shot in Manhattan

    2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective shot in Manhattan

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:32:05 GMT
    Two deputy U.S. marshals, an NYPD detective, and a sexual assault suspect have been shot in a shootout in lower Manhattan, officials said. Speaking at a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the marshals and cop were taken to a local hospital with apparently non-life threatening injuries.
    Two deputy U.S. marshals, an NYPD detective, and a sexual assault suspect have been shot in a shootout in lower Manhattan, officials said. Speaking at a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the marshals and cop were taken to a local hospital with apparently non-life threatening injuries.
  • Massive brawl at NJ wedding

    Massive brawl at NJ wedding

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:24:34 GMT
    As many as 300 people became involved in a massive brawl at a New Jersey wedding hall that ended with two arrests on Sunday night.  Middletown police say that the fight broke out at about 10:30 p.m. at the Jacques Reception Hall on Palmer Ave. in Middletown.
    As many as 300 people became involved in a massive brawl at a New Jersey wedding hall that ended with two arrests on Sunday night.  Middletown police say that the fight broke out at about 10:30 p.m. at the Jacques Reception Hall on Palmer Ave. in Middletown.
  • Accused Long Island cop killer found guilty

    Accused Long Island cop killer found guilty

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:49:08 GMT
    An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a Nassau County police officer and then fatally shooting a carjacking victim was found guilty on all counts in the murders on Monday. Darrell Fuller, 33, shot and killed Police Officer Arthur Lopez in October 2012 who suspected he had been involved in a hit-and-run car accident. Authorities said Fuller then fled that shooting and killed the second victim, Raymond Facey of Queens, while stealing his vehicle.
    An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a Nassau County police officer and then fatally shooting a carjacking victim was found guilty on all counts in the murders on Monday. Darrell Fuller, 34, shot and killed Police Officer Arthur Lopez in October 2012 who suspected he had been involved in a hit-and-run car accident. Authorities said Fuller then fled that shooting and killed the second victim, Raymond Facey of Queens, while stealing his vehicle.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices