Law Bans Seaplane Operations From The State's Second-Deepest Lake
In an opinion column appearing in the Oregonian newspaper, the president of the Columbia Seaplane Pilots Association takes issue with recently-passed legislation that bans seaplane operations from Waldo Lake, Oregon's second-deepest lake.
His Parachute Deployed Unusually, Apparently Causing A Broken Neck
A veteran 63-year-old skydiver was seriously injured Monday when his parachute did not properly deploy, arresting his descent too rapidly. Michael Truffer, known around the central Florida skydiving community as Mike, went from about 120 mph during freefall to an almost immediate stop when the chute deployed. His neck reportedly was broken by the rapid deceleration.
Pilot Survives After Putting The Airplane In A Canal
The pilot of a Sonex aircraft was hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after he experienced an engine failure and landed his aircraft in a canal near a golf course in Naples, FL. The pilot, identified as 68-year-old David Rynders, had departed Naples airport en route to Immokalee when the engine lost oil pressure and stopped operating.