TAMPA, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- A Florida skydiver who was hit by a plane over the weekend near Tampa is already thinking about jumping again.
John Frost was struck by a plane that was being piloted by 87-year-old Shannon Trembely during his jump, but amazingly only suffered some bumps and bruises.
After the collision, Frost and Trembley both fell to the ground from about 75 feet up.
“(As) soon as I get a new rig or decide to rent one, hopefully heal up, soon as I feel safe to jump, I'll get back up there," Frost said in an interview with Good Morning America. "It clears your mind. It gives you the exhilaration of a lifetime."
Photographer Tim Telford captured the whole thing with his camera.
"Thought I'd have very exciting pics of a close flyby," Telford told WTSP. "Never in a million years did I think I'd see what I saw. The plane caught the side of the canopy, flipped the plane 180 degrees and flipped the skydiver into the air. You heard the airplane hit the parachute, which sounded like you falling on your face into your pillow; a 'woof' sound."
Ironically, Saturday's accident happened on the U.S. Parachute Association's skydiving Safety Day.
[WTSP] [ABC News]