Woman seriously injured after DeLand ...

Woman seriously injured after DeLand skydiving accident -- Sky ...

There are 16 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Woman seriously injured after DeLand skydiving accident -- Sky .... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A woman in her early 20s was seriously injured this afternoon in a skydiving accident at the DeLand Municipal Airport.

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Scott Air Force Base, IL

#4 Mar 27, 2008
Moehelio - true. Statistics collected by the United States Parachute Association indicate that the largest single cause of skydiving injuries and death result not from a malfunctioning parachute, but rather, from misjudging the landing. Today's parachutes are typically small, lightweight, high-performance models that do not easily forgive human error. They are about as much fun to fly as driving a Ferrari on the autobahn - and a lot less expensive. Modern skydiving is *nothing* like what you see in main-stream movies.

United States

#5 Mar 27, 2008
I heard after they were able to get her heart started again, that both her femurs punched through her knees, and she was life-flighted to the hospital.
a friend

Ottawa, Canada

#6 Mar 28, 2008
Please save your gruesome descriptions for the water cooler. This is a friend.
a family member

Saint-laurent, Canada

#7 Mar 28, 2008
Moehelio wrote:
I wish they'd learn how to land, whatever.
Before judging her skills or knowledge, maybe you should know that her team won the Canadian championship last year... Still think you would have done better? Next time, please don't judge when you don't know...
canadian skydiver

Toronto, Canada

#8 Mar 28, 2008
Hey who is this, no reports say. Many people in Canada want to know
Bob L Orlando

Orlando, FL

#9 Mar 28, 2008
Instead of smart comments how about saying a prayer for this young lady! Skydiver Bob
Blue Skies!
another friend

Montréal, Canada

#11 Mar 28, 2008
Mia Prebinski, 24, member of team Cat Women, has passed away earlier today. She did not survive her serious head injuries.

Let's send our thoughts and prayers to her family in these difficult times, instead of making stupid remarks such as those from the first 3 posts.

Nepean, Canada

#12 Mar 28, 2008
JustMe wrote:
Is it me or isn't this how most skydiving accidents happen?
Darwin wannabe!
Have some class. She was an experienced skydiver and passed away tragically. No need for smarta$$ comments.
Simply appauled

Ottawa, Canada

#13 Mar 29, 2008
A young woman was gravely hurt(and later succumbed to her injuires). Yet people have the gall to toss about such flippant and callous comments! You should be ashamed of yourselves. Where is your sense of decency and decorum?!
A friend

Innisfil, Canada

#14 Mar 29, 2008
For some of us Mia was a friend, to others she was a teammate, maybe a coworker, or a family member... a person we all loved and cared for. She was always filled with joy and happiness. She was living her life, enjoying each moment of it and was doing everything she could to make her dreams come true.

Whomever wrote unthoughtful comments about what happened... I'd try to remember that because of that accident an angel has left us and many people are mourning their loss.

Vaudreuil, Canada

#15 Mar 29, 2008
Moehelio wrote:
I wish they'd learn how to land, whatever.
Heyy en passant c ma cousinee fek spa avec sa mort que les autre vont apprendre a atterir pis c pas pcq etais pas capable ok!


#17 Mar 29, 2008
may her spirit and love she brought to everyone here continue on and may everyone here feel that comfort.......

Tecumseh, Canada

#18 Mar 31, 2008
My husband works with her father and even I know that he was so proud of his daughter's accomplishments and professionalism at everything she did.
She was a daughter, a sister, a friend, a co-worker and a professinal team member of the Cat Woman sincronysed Skydiving Team!
With over 350 dives she's certainly earned her wings on Earth and am certain that she is flying with the Angels as we speak.
May she rest in piece and God Bless her and her love ones!


#20 Apr 7, 2008
Mia était une source d'inspiration pour tous ceux qui lon connu/croisé. Son sourir éclatant et sa joie de vivre étais contagieux! Elle était une jeune femme merveilleuse et restera gravé dans nos coeur pour toujours!
Mon premier saut de la saison sera pour toi MIA
blue skies for ever Mia !
jamais je ne t'oublierai!
Abhishek MI

Ypsilanti, MI

#22 May 2, 2008
thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. God bless her.

Lévis, Canada

#23 Jun 26, 2008
Je n'ai pas connu Mia mais je suis sur que c'était une personne génial. Je vien seulement daprendre la tragédie car je commance a vérifier pour le parachutisme.. mon premier saut cette anné sera en souvenir de Mia.

R.I.P Mia.

toute mes condoléense a sa famille et tous ceux qui la connait.

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