The air ambulance has responded to a parachute accident at Obdal – NRK Trøndelag

The air ambulance has responded to a parachute accident at Obdal – NRK Trøndelag

Police have responded to a parachute accident at Fagerhaug Airport in Oppdal, Trøndelag.

– There has been an accident related to NTNU sponsored skydiving here.

This is what Incident Leader Finn Skårsmoen from Trøndelag Police District says.

The accident took place around 2 pm

Problems with the parachute

A female jumper in her 20s had screen problems with her parachute, Scarsmon says.

There are signs that the screen has collapsed on one side.

– At a slightly lower altitude to restore the situation, the mission leader tells NRK.

The man should have known that he was taken by air ambulance to St. Olav Hospital.

Find Scarsmon

Finn Skårsmoen is the site manager.

Photo: Benth Owens

Inquiring as to what happened

The doctor who arrived at the scene of the accident said that the girl had no injuries.

— but Scarsmon says it will be examined more closely in the emergency room.

The woman is a Dutch citizen and an experienced skydiver, Scarsmon says. The team leader says she has 200 jumps behind her.

Interviewed witnesses

Patrolmen at Optal Airport are carrying out investigations to find out what happened.

The police interrogated the witnesses regarding the accident. They also carried out technical studies at the site.

The police posted on Twitter that a case has been registered in connection with the incident.

Landed hard

Knut Askir Lein is head of the Parachute Section at the Norwegian Air Sports Association.

He says the woman was in Oppdal in connection with Summerboogie 2023 by Skydive Oppdal. Expert says it is an event that lasts for more than several weeks and attracts many skydivers.

– A mare landed hard. She was conscious, but her back was in pain, Lien says.

– Will this accident affect the next event?

– It depends on the organizer, but it depends on what the outcome will be. We believe she was hurt, but when it comes to the back, you never know, says Lien.

Accident: The parachute accident must have happened at Opddal airport.

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