Saturday, July 01, 2017

Skydive Suffolk at Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ), Virginia: Incident occurred July 01, 2017

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Emergency crews have responded to a skydiving accident at Skydive Suffolk located at the Suffolk Executive Airport, Saturday afternoon.

According to a Suffolk city official, the emergency call came in at 3:56 p.m. An investigation found that the skydiver, a 29-year-old man, was executing an advanced jump and came in for a hard landing.

He was then airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General for non-life threatening injuries.

The following statement was released by Skydive Suffolk:

“The man that was injured today was a certified and trained skydiver who was using his own equipment at the time of the accident. We wish him a speedy recovery”

There is no other information at this time.

1 comment:

  1. I watch skydivers at SFQ some and it seems a few like to make a hard 180 degree swing just before the landing flare.

    It gives them no margin for safety if they misjudge the turn.