A skydiving plane at the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center was carrying 17 passengers when it crashed in 2016, with all of the passengers remaining mostly unharmed. After the pilot of the single-engine Cessna 208 tried to return to the airport, the plane crashed into a nearby field and eventually turned upside-down in the field as the passengers quickly deplaned.
A video (above) shows the incident from a GoPro on one of the skydivers helmet, giving an inside glimpse into the airplane that crashed. For anyone who’s already scared of skydiving, this may keep you from ever taking to the air for the jump of a lifetime.
At the time, the incident wasn’t a big deal to the skydiving enthusiasts in Lodi, as half of the passengers went up into the air again about 20 minutes later. We’ll let you be the judge, as the above video shows a scary scene inside the plane and a calm demeanor from the pilot who stopped the incident from being more serious.
While the skydiving business in Lodi remains the most popular in NorCal, and by far the most controversial, they are bound to have incidents like this become public. If you take to the air enough times, you’ll surely have an incident every now and then. We’ll still support the sport, no matter how dangerous.