Skydiving Accident Fatally Injured Illinois Man | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-08.13.18

Airborne Unmanned-08.14.18

Airborne Unlimited-08.15.18

AMA Drone Report-08.16.18

Airborne Unlimited-08.17.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-08.13.18

Airborne Unmanned-08.14.18

Airborne Unlimited-08.15.18

AMA Drone Report-08.16.18

Airborne Unlimited-08.17.18

It's ALIVE!!! The 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview is Viewable RIGHT NOW at www.oshcast.com or www.oshcast.net!

Wed, Dec 06, 2017

Skydiving Accident Fatally Injured Illinois Man

Parachute Became Entangled With That Of Another Skydiver

A skydiving accident has fatally injured 74-year-old Giles Henderson of Charleston, IL, who was well known around the aviation community in the central Illinois town.

Television Station WICS reports that Taylorville, IL police chief Brian Hile confirmed Henderson's identity.

Henderson was skydiving with an unnamed woman Saturday afternoon. His parachute reportedly became entangled with the woman's chute when it was first deployed. While they were eventually able to untangle the two chutes, Henderson was unable to recover and impacted terrain. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital.

Hiles told the television station that Henderson was an experienced skydiver.

Henderson was also an experienced aerobatic pilot. His son Garth posted a notice of his passing on the "Vintage Aerobatics and Air Racing" Facebook page, along with several photos of Henderson flying various airplanes. He began flying in 1959, and was inducted into the IAC Hall of Fame in 2012. He taught himself basic aerobatic maneuvers from WWII flight manuals, according to EAA. Henderson was a four-time Soucy Award recipient, and won IAC Sportsman championship in Fond du Lac, WI in 1971 and 1975.

(Image from Facebook)

FMI: Original Story

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.15.18: Bell 525 Milestone, Parker Solar Probe, NIMBY Nonsense

Also: Aerion Supersonic, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Australia GA Maintenance, Flight Training Legislation The Bell 525 Relentless program is closing in on an anticipated 2019 cert>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 08.14.18: Wing Delivery, Pilot Unions, Drones Herd Birds

Also: Cyberhawk, Oceans Unmanned, VerdeGo Aero, Swift Engineering A pioneering commercial BVLOS delivery by drone brought ice cream to a two-year-old in a demonstration conducted i>[...]

AMA Drone Report 08.16.18: Model Av Politics, MultiGP Int'l, Drone Chute

Also: Illinois Drone Rules, San Diego FD, 2018 UAS Summit & Expo, Drone Ops over DOD Facilities The aero-political scene remains active and a bit frustrating but AMA remains an>[...]

AMA Drone Report 08.16.18: Model Av Politics, MultiGP Int'l, Drone Chute

Also: Illinois Drone Rules, San Diego FD, 2018 UAS Summit & Expo, Drone Ops over DOD Facilities The aero-political scene remains active and a bit frustrating but AMA remains an>[...]

It's ALIVE! 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Now Available

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2018... The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the la>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC