LOOK: Skydiver, small plane collide

2 men sent to hospital with minor injuries

The pilot of small plane and a skydiver both escaped a dramatic crash in Florida with only minor injuries.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says 87-year-old pilot Shannon Trembley was doing takeoff and landing manoeuvres Saturday in his Cessna at a small airport in Mulberry, Florida.

On his third landing pass, the wing of his plane became entangled in the strings of 49-year-old Gainesville skydiver John Frost's parachute about 75 ft above the ground.

Frost was flung to the ground, and Trembley's plane was sent into a nose-dive.

Both men were taken to hospital, but neither was badly hurt. Frost was treated and released. Trembley was held for observation.

The US National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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