collides with spectator at Weston Air Show
parachutist and spectator have been taken to hospital after they
collided at the Weston Air Show on Sunday.
parachutist, part of the RAF Falcon display team, collided with
an 82-year-old woman as he came into land on the beach at around
red air ambulance, pictured here, landed on the beach and took
both people to hospital.
helicopter was assisted by Coastguards and Burnham's BARB who
were there to provide safety cover.
Nicholas Hayman from Weston saw the accident unfold. "I was
snapping away and as the last parachutist on the stack came down
he hit the burger van," he said. "There was a massive
thump and everyone went silent."
incident was captured on video below at the end of the display.
person has life-threatening injuries and the parachutist has since
left hospital," said a police spokesman.
The air ambulance landing on the beach during the air show and,
below, video of the incident