Skydiver Hits Plane While Skydiving in Hudson Valley
A person skydiving in the Hudson Valley hit an aircraft.
On Monday around 3 p.m., Ulster County Fire/Rescue Incidents reported on its Facebook page a person was hit by aircraft while skydiving near Skydive The Ranch on Sand Hill Road in Gardiner.
The complete post from Ulster County Fire/Rescue Incidents is below:-
Subject struck by an aircraft while diving
Skydive the ranch
55 Sand Hill Rd.
Hudson Valley Post reached out to New York State Police out of Troop K and learned the skydiver landed on a plane that was on the ground. The skydiver suffered what's described as a non-life-threatening leg injury.
"A skydiver landed on a plane on the ground and injured their leg. Nothing life-threatening," New York State Police Troop F Public Information Officer Steven V. Nevel told Hudson Valley Post in an email.
Hudson Valley Post also reached out to Skydive The Ranch for comment but was told no one would comment on the situation at this time. It remains unclear how the skydiver landed on the aircraft.
Two skydivers lost their lives this summer at Skydive The Ranch.
On June 28, William McCartin, 40 of New York City boarded an airplane at the Skydive the Ranch and fatally landed in the parking lot of the Gardiner Fire Department.
McCartin had a parachute on when he jumped from the plane but landed without one, police say.
Just a few days later, on July 5, 41-year-old David H.Richardson of Gardiner was killed when he attempted to make what police describe as a "swoop landing" and he landed at a high rate of speed at Skydive The Ranch.