Skydiver lands on grandmother at 4th of July party

It's like the Fourth of July version of "Grandma got run over by a reindeer."

A 63-year-old grandmother has filed a claim against the city, seeking compensation for injuries she received when a descending skydiver landed on her at a city-sponsored July Fourth celebration...
Lilienthal said the sky diver kicked her in the head, tangled her in parachute lines and dragged her across a field as her family watched, horrified.

Ukiah Daily Journal - Aug 14, 1992

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 04, 2016
     Category: Accidents | Holidays | 1990s

Oddly enough, the inventor of gliding, who built and flew in what we would now call "hang gliders", was the German, Otto Lilienthal. Google him for more information.

I'm not sure if he and Anna Lilienthal might be related.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 07/04/16 at 11:37 AM
That's 'Simingly' highly improbable.

Sorry, but I've waited to use that one since I lived in California; I had to do it.
Posted by Virtual on 07/05/16 at 01:45 PM
Virtual in Carnate -- Comments like that make the rest of us want to return California to Mexico. 😊
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 07/05/16 at 02:20 PM
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