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brothermuff65  (D 9451)

Apr 23, 2005, 10:13 AM
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just heard the news a little while ago that gus wing was struck by the otter while under canopy and lost both legs dont have any details yet but lets all pull for gus and all involved there at this time . my heart goes out to all and am thinking and pulling for them all .


justaflygirl  (B License)

Apr 23, 2005, 10:16 AM
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I just heard too, I am praying for the best.Unimpressed


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Apr 23, 2005, 10:35 AM
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We've heard the news as well.
Everyone please send up prayers. vibes or whatever you believe in.
Our thoughts are with Gus and all the folks in Deland.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Apr 23, 2005, 10:38 AM
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Man, if that's true, that's the worst news I've heard in a long time.


Kris  (D 26033)

Apr 23, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Oh man...that's just horrible news.Frown

My thoughts and prayers are with Gus, his family, and the Deland family.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Apr 23, 2005, 10:50 AM
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Stunned. That shit ain't supposed to happen to people with that much experience. Unsure


RkyMtnHigh  (D 29121)

Apr 23, 2005, 10:58 AM
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Such a freak incident..just doesn't make senseUnsure

My heart and prayers for Gus and his Deland family.


mnealtx  (B 30496)

Apr 23, 2005, 11:56 AM
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My prayers to Gus, his family, and the rest of the people at Deland...


Randy_H  (C License)

Apr 23, 2005, 11:59 AM
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Posted 4/23/2005 11:31:00 AM

Skydiving Accident

Skydiver Loses Legs to Plane in DeLand Accident

There was a freak accident in the skies over Volusia County today.

A plane collided with a parachuter in mid-air this morning near the DeLand airport.

Police say that Albert Wing III was parachuting about 600 feet above ground when the plane he had just jumped out of clipped him with a wing.

He lost both of his legs, but he still landed and was concious.

He's been rushed to Halifax Regional Medical Center hospital in stable condition.

William Buchmann was piloting the plane for SkyDive DeLand, who says he has 40 years of experience.

FAA is investigating in incident.

For more information tune to Central Florida News 13. Only on Bright House Networks.
Copyright 2005Central Florida News 13. All right reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Randy_H  (C License)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:02 PM
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My thoughts and prayers are with gus and his family.

(This post was edited by Randy_H on Apr 23, 2005, 12:06 PM)


tkhayes  (D 18764)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:29 PM
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Gus apparently died just a while ago, wow

one of the nicest people you ccould ever meet with a great outlook on life,

what a tragic way to go.

Blue skies my friend,
TK


ladyskydiver

Apr 23, 2005, 12:30 PM
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Frown My condolences to friends and family.


mnealtx  (B 30496)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:34 PM
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Damnit...... Blue skies, Gus.... you will be sorely missed.

My prayers and condolences to his family and friends...


n2skdvn  (B 22375)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:41 PM
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just heard over the phone blue skies gus...Unsure


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:42 PM
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In reply to:
Stunned. That shit ain't supposed to happen to people with that much experience. Unsure

Thats not supposed to happen to anyone.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:45 PM
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I met Gus a couple of times early in my video career.He was one of the great people in our sport.Prayers to all involved.


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:49 PM
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Prayers for Gus, Lydia and Bill, and everyone in DeLand who knew and loved Gus.

He was a wonderful and kind human being, and we are much diminished by his loss.

rl


justaflygirl  (B License)

Apr 23, 2005, 12:58 PM
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All of my prayers for his family, I didnt have the honor of knowing Gus, but i still shed a tear for him....

God Speed


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)
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Apr 23, 2005, 1:04 PM
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What a shock. Unbelievable. My sincere condolences ot his family.


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)
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Apr 23, 2005, 1:06 PM
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Hey all,

There is now a post in the Incidents Forum about this incident.

Please use that thread for discussion of the actual incident and use this one for prayers, condolences, and memories.

Thanks.


Frenchy68  (A License)

Apr 23, 2005, 1:19 PM
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Unimpressed

Peace.

BSBD


mailin  (A 46883)

Apr 23, 2005, 1:22 PM
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never mind Crazy


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freefalle  (D 27777)

Apr 23, 2005, 1:25 PM
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RIP in peace Gus, Fly free.


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Apr 23, 2005, 1:30 PM
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If you go back and read this thread, you will see that the pilot has been flying for many years. I would like to add that ALL of the pilots in DeLand are some of the finest jump pilots anywhere in the world--years of experience and all of them skydivers as well.

This particular pilot is also a long-time friend of Gus. Please be mindful of the fact that the old-timers at DeLand have been through a lot together.

At 600 feet, the Otter was over the runway. And at 600 feet, Gus was over the runway. Something went terribly wrong today, and it would be best for everyone if we could all just wait for more information to figure it out before we speculate about things that could hurt those who are left behind.

Please.

rl

Edited to add: I made a stupid newbie mistake here. "600 feet" is from the press release, but that should not be taken as factual. I have heard other reports that it was not 600 feet.


(This post was edited by RhondaLea on Apr 23, 2005, 3:07 PM)


leroydb  (D 25743)

Apr 23, 2005, 1:31 PM
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BSBD


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