Sky diver is killed in fall

Sky diver is killed in fall

There are 10 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Aug 3, 2008, titled Sky diver is killed in fall. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

A sky diver fell to his death from around 11,000 feet at the Flora Municipal Airport this afternoon.

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tmr

Since: Aug 08

Stephenville, TX

#1 Aug 4, 2008
I just want to say my heart goes out to all the family members, friends,and the members of the sky diving comunity, I know no words could ever take away your pain, time passes, but the important thing is not in times lost... but the moments cherished. May your hearts be nourished with love...
Suz

Monticello, IN

#2 Aug 4, 2008
God be with you in your time of need.
Cassey

Walkerton, IN

#3 Aug 4, 2008
This is crazy. Why was he by himself if he was just a student. I think this is the first big thing that has happened in the big town of flora for a while. I'm truely sorry for his family.
Jeff Burton

United States

#4 Aug 4, 2008
It is very sad that this happened! If you are from the Flora area you Knew it wAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME FOR SOMETHING VERY SERIOUS TO HAPPEN! The skydivers have been lossing parachutes in farmers fields & there have been many near serious accidents for yrs. in this area. These same skydivers were asked to leave the Frankfort Airport several yrs. ago due to careless activities! I Know due to the fact I worked in the area at the time! My Sympathy goes out to not just the family of the Drust family but also to the emergency service & Law enforcement persons that had to respond to this tragedy
Brad

United States

#5 Aug 4, 2008
Actually he wasn't just a student, Dan was a fairly accomplished skydiver. He was my ex-brother-in-law and I thank each and every one of you for your sympathies. He was a really funny guy who I enjoyed being with and will miss him a lot.
Kari

Richmond, VA

#6 Aug 4, 2008
Dan was not alone, He was skydiving with family like he had done many times before. He was an awesome police officer, and a wonderful husband to his wife Jen. My heart goes out to her and all the family.
Dan, may you rest in peace and may God be with you, your family and the Elkhart police department in this time of loss.
You will be deeply missed!
Cassey

Walkerton, IN

#7 Aug 4, 2008
Brad wrote:
Actually he wasn't just a student, Dan was a fairly accomplished skydiver. He was my ex-brother-in-law and I thank each and every one of you for your sympathies. He was a really funny guy who I enjoyed being with and will miss him a lot.
Brad

I'm sorry for your lost. I was just going by what the news said. i just can't believe that. it is just crazy.
Cassey

Walkerton, IN

#8 Aug 4, 2008
Kari wrote:
Dan was not alone, He was skydiving with family like he had done many times before. He was an awesome police officer, and a wonderful husband to his wife Jen. My heart goes out to her and all the family.
Dan, may you rest in peace and may God be with you, your family and the Elkhart police department in this time of loss.
You will be deeply missed!
Kari

I think that the news needs to get some more information before they post something. I'm sorry for your lost
tmr

Stephenville, TX

#9 Aug 4, 2008
Jeff Burton wrote:
It is very sad that this happened! If you are from the Flora area you Knew it wAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME FOR SOMETHING VERY SERIOUS TO HAPPEN! The skydivers have been lossing parachutes in farmers fields & there have been many near serious accidents for yrs. in this area. These same skydivers were asked to leave the Frankfort Airport several yrs. ago due to careless activities! I Know due to the fact I worked in the area at the time! My Sympathy goes out to not just the family of the Drust family but also to the emergency service & Law enforcement persons that had to respond to this tragedy
Mr. burton... If you have a problem with air indiana this is not the time to voice your opionsWITH OUT all the information... There was no fault found of air indiana...and air indiana has done many fund raising events and demos, just like air indiana..... This diver was doing what he enjoyed...This group were not the one who packed his gear and this man and everyone else knows the risk of skydiving personaly it proly safer then driving you car to the next state. Theese men are are very knowlageable in skydiving and very saftey orented also they love what they do they are deeply saddened they just lost a member of what they concider the skydiving (family) not just a community so why be so rude...aslo if your from flora you should know the police there already have there hands full they need to be working on homicide and drug activity not try ing to make an accedent into anything more. for gods sake let the friends and family greve in peace the man loved to dive it was part of who he was it was his choice... no disrespect to the family if you are reading this but people should not say things like that untill they have all the info because it makes it harder for the loved ones ...
tmr

Stephenville, TX

#10 Aug 4, 2008
Each year, about 30 people die in parachuting accidents in the United States, roughly one person per 100,000 jumps. According to the U.S. Parachute Association, rarely do skydiving accidents result from equipment failure.

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