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Fatality - Skydive DeLand, FL, USA - 2017-02-10

 


Ins_Ane  (A License)

Feb 10, 2017, 12:46 PM
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http://www.orlandosentinel.com/...-20170210-story.html

"Nikolay V. Likachev landed underneath an open parachute at Skydive DeLand at the DeLand Municipal Airport shortly after 9 a.m., according to police.
In a 911 call, a witness with the skydiving company said Likachev hit the ground very hard and was unconscious, but breathing. "


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jdpml  (D 18680)

Feb 12, 2017, 11:36 AM
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Any updates on his condition ?


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Feb 15, 2017, 3:19 AM
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From http://www.newschief.com/...mains-hospitalized/1

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DELAND A sky diver who took a hard landing at Skydive DeLand remains in intensive care and is unable to communicate, a nurse at Halifax Health Medical Center said Monday.

The sky diver, 40-year-old Nikolay Likhachev, suffered a compound fracture to his left leg and a head injury, an incident report released Monday by DeLand police states. The report states that Likhachev had completed 200 jumps, most of them at Skydive DeLand.
Likhachev, whose address in the report is listed in Reston, Va., was injured Friday just before 9:15 a.m. Another customer at the sky-diving facility reported it, but the person did not see Likhachev go down, police said.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Likhachev lying near a tent that had some blood on it, the report states. Likhachev was breathing, but was unresponsive.

DeLand spokesman Chris Graham said police also recovered a camera among Likhachev's belongings. It's not clear whether the camera was videotaping when Likhachev went down, Graham said. The recording device, along with Likhachev's helmet, a pair of shoes, his parachute and safety glasses, have been placed in a sealed bag and are at the DeLand Police Department's evidence room, Graham said.


GFawkes69

Feb 16, 2017, 9:18 AM
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Sounds like he was in the higher performance landing area at DeLand where the tents are. Likely just messed up a swoop and femured in.


Anachronist

Feb 17, 2017, 12:21 PM
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Word on the street, low turn on a wonky approach. Apparently he had been advised he was flying beyond his skill level.

No word on his condition other than "he's alive."

I hope he recovers, but to say it for the 10,000th time, if anyone tells you you need to cool it and you are being sketch, listen! You were probably sketch long before anyone actually said anything.


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Feb 21, 2017, 12:49 PM
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It is my understanding that life support was removed on Saturday and this is now a fatality.


hodges  (D 108409)

Feb 22, 2017, 4:59 AM
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19 years ago today: http://www.skydivingfatalities.info/...0Jr.&Personal=on


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bachemj

Mar 24, 2017, 3:43 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Kaspersky

Nikolay Likachev has been a quite famous hacker and author (not to be confused with the "antivirus" Eugen Kaspersky). R.I.P.



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