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Monday, June 17, 2013

Two Injured In Skydiving Accident At Laurel Airport

Laurel Airport, 32524 Aero Drive, Laurel, DE

Date of Occurrence:
Sunday, June 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.

69-year-old male from Laurel, DE
52-year-old male from Beltsville, MD

Laurel- Two skydivers were injured this afternoon while skydiving at the Laurel Airport, 32524 Aero Drive.

The incident occurred at 1:30 p.m. as a 69-year-old Laurel man and a 52-year-old Beltsville, MD man were skydiving together over the airport. As they descended their parachutes became entangled. This prevented one parachute from fully deploying, causing the parachutists to improperly land together.

The 69-year-old male was transported by Delaware State Police helicopter to Christiana Hospital, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The 52-year-old was transported by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

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