Feature

Plane hits man

The week's news at a glance.

DeLand, Fla.

A skydiver was killed in Florida this week when the plane from which he had jumped circled around and sliced off his legs in midair. The victim, aerial photographer Albert “Gus” Wing III, 50, had been videotaping novice skydivers that day. “I was waving my arms,” said college student Casey Steelman. “He was waving back. He had this big smile on his face like he really loves to do his job.” Then the plane swooped in, and its left wing hit the veteran skydiver in the knees, 600 feet from the ground. Wing, whose cinematography credits included Drop Zone starring Wesley Snipes, managed to steer himself to DeLand Airport, but he died later at a hospital.

Recommended

Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi killers got paramilitary training in U.S.
Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi Murder

Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi killers got paramilitary training in U.S.

10 things you need to know today: June 22, 2021
Ebrahim Raisi
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: June 22, 2021

Philippines' Duterte warns he'll jail people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on a visit to China.
that's one idea

Philippines' Duterte warns he'll jail people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine

Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden
Ebrahim Raisi.
all eyes on iran

Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden

Most Popular

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now
Bernie Sanders.
Sounds dope

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now

Covering for Trump?
Merrick Garland and Donald Trump.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Covering for Trump?