Cool-headed pilot had never jumped before day his plane crashed
from The Huffington Post
Pilot Shawn Kinmartin spent his days flying people who elect to jump out of an airplane, but he'd never taken the plunge himself. That all changed on the day his plane went down. Kinmartin, 21, flies for the Fly Free Skydiving in Festus, Missouri. His heart-pounding incident took place during a run near the state's border with Illinois. He was flying at about 11,500 feet when the run's last skydiver accidentally hit and damaged the plane's elevation mechanism while jumping out, according to CNN.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063