Mon, Aug 09, 2010
August 1st Accident Injured 5 Others
A Cessna 185, a workhorse much loved by the skydiving
community for its ability to handle 6 people on board and operate
off all manner of unimproved strips, went down last week shortly
after takeoff, which resulted in serious injuries to all aboard.
Unfortunately; ANN has learned that one of the jumpers on board has
perished as a result of this accident. Jumpmaster Thomas "Toma"
Medbury, 53, of Akron, OH, died Friday at Erie County Medical
Center, after suffering extensive head, neck and spinal injuries.
Initial reports indicate that an open door may have complicated the
events leading up to the impact in trees shortly after takeoff.
** Report created 8/9/2010 Record 8 **
Regis#: 4976E Make/Model: C185 Description: 185, A185
Skywagon, Skywagon 185, AgCar
Date: 08/01/2010 Time: 1823
Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Serious Mid Air: N
City: WILSON State: NY Country: US
AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, STRUCK THE TREE TOPS AND CRASHED INTO A WOODED
AREA, THE 6 PERSONS ON BOARD SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, NEAR
INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0
# Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 1 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 5 Fat: 0 Ser: 5 Min: 0 Unk:
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
Activity: Other Phase: Take-off Operation: OTHER
FAA FSDO: ROCHESTER, NY (EA23) Entry date: 08/02/2010
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