Skydiving plane crash-lands after 14 jump

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The pilot of a skydiving plane made a crash landing in Greensburg after his plane malfunctioned at 7,000 feet, forcing 14 skydivers to jump from the disabled aircraft.

Officials say the pilot walked away from the crash Sunday morning and no one was injured.

Decatur County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Snyder says the malfunction caused oil to spray on the plane's windshield.

Skydive Greensburg owner Bob Dougherty says the pilot leveled off at 5,000 feet allowing the skydivers to jump before he returned to the Greensburg airport. Two of the skydivers were making their first jump.

When the plane landed, its propellers hit the ground and the plane flipped over.


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