skydiving accident

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on Wednesday when their parachute failed to open. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parachute Association: ‘Dust Devil’ Could Have Caused L.I. Skydiving Accident

U.S. Parachute Association Spokeswomen says a miniature tornado or as skydivers call it, a dust devil, could have caused a skydiving accident in Long Island.

08/01/2014

Amber Gandolfo (Credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Following Disastrous Skydiving Incident, L.I. Woman Discusses Her Ordeal

She is shaken up, but very grateful to have little more than a few scratches. The young woman who was stuck dangling from a tree after skydiving in Calverton on Long Island spoke about the ordeal on Thursday.

07/26/2012

David Winoker (Credit: CBS 2)

Fatal Tandem Skydive Jump That Killed Westchester Man Deemed Accidental

Plattekill police are now releasing information saying the instructor, 26-year-old Aleksandr Chulsky, had a medical condition or some kind of trauma to his neck, maybe from a significant jolt from opening the chute.

06/18/2012

David Winoker (Credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Man Remembered Following Tragic Skydiving Accident Upstate

David Winoker, the president of a real-estate firm that bears his name, died on Friday afternoon in an apparent parachute malfunction. The accident happened during celebrations for a friend’s birthday.

06/17/2012