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Skydiver, Pilot Survive Midair Collision

See the full sequence as a plane becomes entangled in the strings of a parachute.

Gainesville skydiver John Frost's made his descent near Tampa, Fla.

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A plane approached as Frost prepared to land.

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The plane became entangled in the strings of the skydiver's parachute.

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The collision sent both pilot and skydiver crashing into the ground.

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Both the pilot and jumper were hospitalized with minor injuries.

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Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carrie Eleazer says 87-year-old pilot Shannon Trembley was doing takeoff and landing maneuvers Saturday in his Cessna at the South Lakeland Airport in Mulberry.

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On his third landing pass, the wing of his plane became entangled in the strings of 49-year-old Gainesville skydiver John Frost's parachute.

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Trembley's plane nose-dived to the surface.

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Frost was flung to the ground.

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Eleazer says neither sustained serious injury, but went to the hospital.

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Frost was treated and released. Trembley was held for observation.

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The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA are investigating. — The Associated Press

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