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.
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.
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.
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.