Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Video of the Griz game skydiving accident

Posted By on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM

The Missoulian and Jamie Kelly had the full story this morning on the terrible skydiving accident that occurred before Saturday's Griz game. Blaine Wright, a veteran member of the Silvertip Skydivers that drop into Washington-Grizzly Stadium, realized he was going to miss his target and, in an effort to avoid hitting any spectators, turned hard at the last moment and ended up clipping a tree and hitting a concrete wall. Windy conditions contributed to Wright's accident. Two other skydivers who followed Wright successfully landed on the field.

You can see the action in the amateur video below shot by "shadeyguy1." A different video by "tirbrnr," which the Missoulian embedded on its website, shows an angle from the south side of the stadium.

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