GARDINER – A 24-year-old parachute student who was making her final approach to land on the runway at Skydive Ranch in Gardiner on Monday afternoon collided with a Freefall Express aircraft that had landed and was exiting the runway.
State Police said the woman, Kristin Silva of New Haven, Connecticut, landed on the left wing of the aircraft causing her lower left leg to collide with the propeller.
Her parachute became entangled in the propeller causing her to dangle from the wing. She was cut down by witnesses.
Silva was conscious and alert and suffered a deep laceration to her lower left calf and a laceration to her chin.
She was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.