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Pobiednik Wielki. Parachutist accident at the airport of the Krakow Aero Club

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An accident occurred near the sports airport belonging to the flying club in Pobiednik Wielki (Lesser Poland Voivodeship). According to preliminary findings, the jumper was carried away by the wind and fell accidentally. The man was transported to hospital.

The services received information about the parachutist's fall after 1:00 p.m. The report showed that the parachutist jumped as planned, but probably did not land in the indicated place due to weather conditions. The accident occurred at the airport of the Krakow Aero Club in Pobiednik Wielki.

– According to the instructor, the parachute was supposed to open properly, but either the windy weather or the steering failed – the wind carried the man outside the airport, he failed to land properly and hit the ground – said the officer on duty at the Provincial Police Headquarters in Krakow.

The services received information about the parachutist's fall after 13Volunteer Fire Department Pobiednik Mały

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He's beaten up

The 23-year-old was conscious but injured. An air ambulance helicopter intervened on the spot and its crew took the man to hospital for tests.

An air ambulance helicopter landed on siteVolunteer Fire Department Pobiednik Mały

The exact circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the police. – The wind carried the man about 150 meters from the place where he was supposed to land, outside the airport – explains Justyna Fil, press officer of the District Police Headquarters in Krakow.

It is already known that the service staff were sober.

According to preliminary findings, the jumper was carried away by the windVolunteer Fire Department Pobiednik Mały

Main photo source: Volunteer Fire Department Pobiednik Mały



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