It looks like luck came just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
One of our SkyGeek sleuths (who wishes to remain anonymous) sent us word of this freakish form of fortune.
John Frost, a 49-year-old skydiver, was hit by a Cessna at a small runway in Tampa, Florida. The plane was piloted by 87-year-old Shannon Trembly. Photographer Tim Telford captured the collision. Miraculously both Frost and Trembly not only survived but managed to sustain only minor injuries.
Here’s a video clip from NBC News reporting on the incident:
Ironically this incident occurred around March 8th, the designated date for Safety Day sponsored by the USPA (United States Parachute Association).
Thankfully no one got seriously hurt. If anything this kind of fortune is a reminder that grounds us in reality—as long as a person is in the air there is always the danger of falling in an unintended way or crashing into others that aspire to fly as well.
We can’t stress this enough: STAY SAFE OUT THERE!
Remember, you don’t need the luck of the Irish to obtain this. All you need is precaution, alertness, and preparation…And perhaps the right supplies. (Hey, that’s a part of preparation, right?)