Sunday, April 19, 2015

Skydiver suffers leg injury: Freefall Adventures at Cross Keys Airport (17N), Williamstown, Monroe Township, New Jersey

MONROE TWP. -- A skydiver was apparently injured late Saturday morning and suffered a broken femur bone, according to police dispatch.

The incident at Freefall Adventures, the Williamstown-based skydiving facility, was reported shortly before 11 a.m., according to emergency scanner reports, which indicated a fall victim needed to be airlifted from the site off North Tuckahoe Road.

A police dispatcher said Saturday afternoon that someone "took a hard fall," during the accident, but additional information was not available.

Freefall Adventures declined comment when reached by phone. Additional information will be added if released by authorities.

Almost exactly one year ago, an experienced skydiver from New York with 350 completed jumps died in an April 20, 2014 accident.

In October 2014, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which typically allows businesses to reorganize financial assets while remaining open for business. 

Original article can be found here:  http://www.nj.com

Incident occurred April 18, 2015 at Newport State Airport (KUUU), Newport, Rhode Island

A small plane flipped over at Newport State Airport in Middletown Saturday morning after it ran off the end of the runway upon landing.

The pilot was not harmed and was able to get out of the damaged plane safely, according to the Rhode Island State Police.


Middletown Firefighters said that the plan suffered damage to its wings, propeller and landing gear.


The plane reportedly went off the side of the runway and its nose dug into the ground, causing it to flip over.


The incident occurred around 11:45 a.m.


Officials from the Rhode Island Airport corporation responded to investigate the cause of the crash.


No fuel was spilled as a result of the crash. 


The Fire Department was on scene for about two hours as the plane was flipped back over and towed away.


Original article can be found here: http://patch.com


MIDDLETOWN, RI_ Rhode Island State Police responds to an aircraft incident where a plane flips upside down. 


Officials say they responded to an aircraft incident at 11:45 am on April 18 at Newport State Airport. The aircraft went off the side of the runway as it was landing.


The aircraft dug its nose into the grass causing it to flip on its roof and sustained considerable damage to the landing gear, wings, propeller and roof.


The pilot made it out safely and did not suffer any injuries.

Fire Officials say fuel did not spill and they stayed until the plane was right side up. 


Original article can be found here: http://www.abc6.com