Parachuters injured after mid-air collision over Texel

Yesterday afternoon, two parachuters collided over the paracentre in Texel. After the collision, the men fell to the ground and were left injured.

The men were found in the grass of the landing field and given first aid by the centre’s employees. A trauma helicopter then rushed them to hospital in Amsterdam, reports NOS. The severity of their injuries has not yet been revealed, but the men were in stable conditions when being transported to hospital.

It is unclear what caused the collision, but according to it happened only a few metres above the ground during landing. The parachuters were both beginners so it’s possible that the collision was caused by a simple mistake or lack of control.

Police are currently deciding whether to launch an investigation into the incident. If they choose to do this, it will be conducted by aviation police.

Do you think an investigation into the collision should be launched? Let us know in the comments below.

Feature Image: Miriam Espacio/Pexels

Emily Burger
Emily grew up in South Africa but has also lived in Egypt, the UK, Canada and now the Netherlands. She first came here for her Bachelors in Arts and Culture at Maastricht University and soon fell in love with the land of canals, clogs and cheese. When she's not daydreaming about sci-fi movies or countries yet to explore, you can find her writing for DutchReview.


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