It’s every air traveller’s worst nightmare, but this lucky group of skydivers in the U.S. were all fortunate enough to walk away from a plane crash.
The group of men took off in a small Cessna plane, when a mate asked them to take him up for a jump. One of the divers was wearing a GoPro to film their dive but instead captured their dramatic ordeal.
However, after taking off, a warning alarm began to ring alerting the pilot to serious engine problems.
The video shows the plane quickly falling towards the ground before it lands with a bang in a muddy field, with one of the passengers seen grabbing desperately to a side panel.
Seconds later, the camera shakes out of control as the landing gear is ripped off by the impact, flipping the plane upside down.
Thankfully, the pilot and the planes passengers were not seriously injured.
One of the skydiving survivors posted the video on YouTube, writing: “Pilot did a good job handling a bad situation once we found ourselves in it.
“Thank God the plane did not catch fire after flipping over. Everyone survived with relatively minor injuries.”
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.