Shocking moment RAF parachutist hits burger van with a thud at air show

An RAF parachutist with the Falcons display team missed his drop zone at an air show in Weston-super-Mare today, landing directly on a burger van surrounded by crowds of spectators.

An 82-year-old woman was hurt during the collision at around 1:20pm and was airlifted to hospital along with the parachutist, who suffered minor injuries and was later discharged.

The woman has a suspected fractured pelvis, according to the South Western Ambulance Trust and is in a stable condition.

The show continued after the incident.

Crowds gather as the parachutist with the RAF Falcons team descends at the Weston Air Show.
Crowds gather as the parachutist with the RAF Falcons team descends at the Weston Air Show. Credit: ITV News
Spectators can be heard gasping as the parachutist begins to land early, failing to hit his drop zone.
Spectators can be heard gasping as the parachutist begins to land early, failing to hit his drop zone. Credit: ITV News
A massive thud is followed by silence when the parachutist hits a burger van at the Weston Air Show.
A massive thud is followed by silence when the parachutist hits a burger van at the Weston Air Show. Credit: ITV News

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