Terrifying moment female skydiver is critically injured after accident

Terrifying moment female skydiver crashes into a pond and is critically injured at Skydive City in Florida – where there have been at least 10 accidents including two DEATHS in six months

  • A skydiver was critically injured at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida last week
  • She jumped from the plane at low elevation and attempted a ‘swooping trick’ but instead crashed into a pond
  • She was alert and conscious and was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Hospital
  • There have been at least 10 reported accidents at the facility, including two fatalities, in the last six months

A horrifying video captures the moment a female skydiver is critically injured after a jump goes wrong in Florida.

The unnamed woman jumped from a plane at Skydive City in Zephyrhills last week. She attempted a ‘swooping trick’ over a pond, but apparently miscalculated and crashed into the water.

‘The girl that crashed was on the same plane as my friends,’ the woman filming wrote. 

A horrifying video captures the moment a female skydiver is critically injured after a jump goes wrong in Florida

She jumped from the plane at low elevation and attempted a ‘swooping trick’ but instead crashed into a pond

‘She jumped out at a lower elevation, the plane went up a bit further and more people jumped out and then the plane went up to higher elevation.’

The woman bounced hard on the surface of the water before sinking down below it. Other skydivers immediately rushed in to pull her out, and the paramedics were immediately called.

She was alert and conscious as she was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Hospital.

The woman bounced hard on the surface of the water before sinking down below it

Other skydivers immediately rushed in to pull her out, and the paramedics were immediately called

This is the third accident in the last month at Skydive City. Police say they have responded to the location nine times since January, according to Fox 13.  

In November of last year, 36-year-old Kurt A. Tracy was killed at Skydive City when his parachute failed to open. He hit the ground at full speed and died instantly. 

In January, 25-year-old Joshua Butzke died at Skydive City while making his 85th career jump. 

She was alert and conscious as she was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Hospital

He jumped from a plane at 13,500 feet and opened his parachute at around 3,500 feet, David Hayes, general manager of Skydive City, told the Tampa Bay Times. 

Although able to open his parachute, between 1,000 feet and 800 feet above the ground the open parachute began spiraling. 

He hit the ground at a high speed and later succumbed to ‘devastating’ injuries. 

Out of nearly 4 million jumps in 2017 there were 24 deaths. The year before, there were also 24 deaths.

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