Fatal Wingwalker Accident in Florida


LAND O' LAKES, Fla. - A wingwalker is dead after a biplane he was on made a maneuver and his parachute did not deploy as he fell from the plane to his death, according to officials with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration. PCSO spokesperson Melanie Snow says emergency crews found the body of Marc Curto, 62, of Tampa, in the area of Wesley Chapel Boulevard and Grand Oaks Boulevard in Land O' Lakes around 3 p.m. Saturday. The accident occurred in the air near the Topp of Tampa Airport, as an air show event was ongoing. The pilot was able to safely land the plane after the incident at the same airport. A witness tells ABC Action News he saw two wingwalkers on the biplane as the plane made a maneuver around 1,000 feet in the air. The victim fell from the plane and his parachute never deployed. Read more at http://www.theindychannel.com/news/u-s-world/faa-wingwalker-fell-to-dea…

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