FAA investigating sky dive center after woman's jump
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 6:33
- Date May 30, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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Kelly scored a second session on the docket today in new developments in the case of the death defying skydiving granny.
The Federal Aviation Administration is now looking into this woman's frightening drop jump from a plane.
That's eighty year old will burn Everett sitting on the edge of the plane last may in northern California.
She had decided to go skydiving for a big birthday.
And after what looks like a lot of hesitation here in the door she and her instructor take the plunge and potential disaster -- this is not the way it's supposed to happen apparently.
The senior citizen clinging to or instructor is the -- -- -- -- toward the ground the pair did make it down safely and the burns says she's not interested filing and sort of a lawsuit.
But now the FAA and the US attorney a prosecutor.
Are reportedly questioning this company.
Joining me now least -- Fox News legal analyst and John as billboard a former prosecutor now defense attorney and it's.
By phone we have -- parachute.
Expert while a base jump in skydiving expert he's gonna joining us once -- before I bring him it.
I want to ask you -- why would -- these agencies be getting involved is it about the company or is it about this particular jump.
About the company -- I mean I love -- -- she's got spunk and an end and Vytorin is wonderful but she's out there eighty doing this that's great.
But it's not just about Laverne it's about every that when it comes after -- That goes into that plane that gets into the hardest has -- kind of experience and great for -- that she didn't perish but other people might into the prosecutor's got to look at that say.
-- is their potential criminal liability going forward here.
Why John but you know you can -- -- it's gone very wrong you don't have to be we're gonna bring in an expert we don't have to be an expert to see.
This is not the way -- to happen how does a company defend itself.
No it's not well.
You're gonna they would defend itself at the -- going to file civil suit which she's not by saying look.
What all's well that ends well Bloomberg didn't receive any damage -- -- thank god that she even know what was going because -- sure was fine up over rises so does she want Halliburton she wasn't harmed any -- -- an airplane is emotionally distrustful enough when it's done right but she knows he can't safety severed emotional distress if that harrowing situation.
At least there is a good point it's not about artists about the of their right burns that I -- -- bring in Tom -- because none of us know we're talking about.
So when it comes when it comes along we do when it comes to -- in skydiving we don't as a Tom -- is here he's a based on sky diving expert.
With the Snake River base academy Twin Falls I don't so.
Tom thank you very much for being here you tell me what are we seeing why she hanging like this.
Honestly the first -- we have noticed that tandem editor incredibly complex far more complex but I.
And almost start and systems have a lot of extra -- -- particulars you went -- The hardest for the passenger.
Is built to be -- vocal right if -- -- this.
And whether or not our assist properly built and it just that there is some possibility -- -- -- Rebecca -- It has happened before it's well documented.
There have been multiple others as but I.
-- -- it was too big for her the harness is too big for her.
I don't think it's fair bit but I -- before there have been people with custom size are assisted through their body -- individuals that have been able to follow artists -- banana.
Imagine a couple of questions of Tom network -- and I hardly -- Carey or Madonna from 1999 is that correct.
Yes yes -- done over a thousand jumps is that correct that's true and you've always apply the hardest is that correct.
Yes okay I did anyone ever fallen out of the hardest like that like the -- did with your jumps.
But no but -- -- airport there.
When they when they cross examination is -- forgot to tell you that I know about.
There's I'm like yeah I'm here.
Better yet -- that this has happened before -- mean there was there.
Now -- you give -- the -- did it happen now you're talking a thousand jobs.
They're playing music which -- they want to carry over I'd love the hot have all three of you don't like as I wanna give John up the opportunity to defend her fake client and Tom.
Seem so uncomfortable we had to keep it.
We'll be right back -- So -- point with Thomas that he's he's potentially a better skydiver and consumer safety conscious than this particular operation John would you care to rehabilitate your fake client yes I would -- to.
I LL you testified earlier when you're getting grilled by at least we have -- That but even up first -- can -- out of even a properly adjusted harness if that's true then why should we look at this.
Skydiver as the president who saved love -- the light.
Not the person who almost caused her death.
-- -- -- -- certain -- truth of the matter is that.
He's kind of incidents are well -- and they -- happen and they have occurred before what bailout.
I in this case it's and the master responded correctly and prevent the situation from becoming a fatal -- That's not good testimony for you least I want to ask come before we let him go that that where we see her up there she's reluctant to jump.
And she she does acknowledge -- machine.
Was having issues getting out of the plane although she said looking -- -- legs just buckled and the guy push me he knew how bad they wanted to do it.
Is is that what caused this.
I don't believe that's because there.
I think it.
Up our sleeve it's your point one culprit is probably body type generally you could ask somebody to come out of -- artists it's because.
-- especially flexible person who can then backed this very buoyant despite the impact restriction.
I'm so lot of.
That's true learn how to -- -- at the top don't get a lot of training when you you're applying for the space jumping budget lot of training.
-- -- -- -- hours of training events.
Are you saying I have hours of trading books are shooting artillery are shooting -- for being an instructor.
-- -- yeah part of it isn't part of a training knowing body size and knowing how to put on the part of properly when -- and it's part of your training.
Well I think that definitely is part of the training.
I imagine it's right guys -- -- got a -- benefit related -- the third party app is looking into this company because they say that it had it has had some other incidents and it -- have some other deaths.
But they say overall -- rate of safety is just the same as any other company.
And -- after all is okay so.
And you tell me -- does that does the US attorney do any further investigating is as the FAA wind up.
Doing something to get -- got to look at and see again other -- future look burns down the road.
And that you know maybe she's not as flexible and 81 year old but it's gonna come down the next 81 year old.
Are they doing a proper training announcement spreading -- We got -- -- that you're you're very -- -- as far as I'll call it yeah aren't Tom -- ladies -- hero campaign account as well let me read back.