Skydiver Collides with Plane, Sending Him Slamming into Ground
Credit: Tim Telford via ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) -- A pilot and a skydiver are expected to survive after a midair collision on Saturday between the two sent his plane into a 90-degree nose dive, while the skydiver spun and slammed into the ground.
The 87-year-old pilot, Shannon Trembley, a World War II veteran, was running what are called touch-and-go drills, when the plane lands on the runway and immediately takes off again.
As both the plane and skydiver came in to land, it became clear a collision was imminent.
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At Least 25 Injured After Stage Collapses at Anaheim High School
Photo Courtesy Anaheim Police Department via twitter.com/AnaheimPD(LOS ANGELES) -- At least 25 people were injured on Saturday night when a stage collapsed at an Orange County high school.
According to ABC's Los Angeles affiliate KABC, the accident occurred at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school. Approximately 250 girls from Rosary High School were conducting their Red and Gold Rally when the stage collapsed.
The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday. Injuries reported ranged from broken bones to bruises and scrapes.
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Fraternity Linked to Hazing Deaths Bans Pledging
Stock Photo: iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In a historic move, the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon has banished pledging in an effort to stop being connected to deadly hazing incidents. The fraternity, founded in 1856, has been criticized after a number of its pledges and members were injured or died during events connected to hazing or pledging rituals.
According to a statement released Friday, the fraternity, one of the biggest -- with 310,000 men initiated since its founding, said that the ban means “there can be no activities or events in which newly signed members must...