Skydivers in Adelaide use side of a busy highway as a landing strip

‘Someone could have died’: Terrifying moment group of skydivers are forced to use side of a busy highway as a landing strip after jump went wrong

  • The group of four skydivers took off from the Adelaide Tandem Skydiving centre
  • Due to a ‘misjudgment’ they landed 300m away next to Port Wakefield Road
  • Video footage showed cars driving by as skydivers landed metres from road

Shocking footage has revealed the moment a group of skydivers landed just metres away from a busy highway during a botched jump.

The group of four took off from Adelaide Tandem Skydiving and landed next to Port Wakefield Road, north of the city.

The video, shot from a car, shows one skydiver after another landing on a strip of grass at the side  of the the road.

The group of four took off from Adelaide Tandem Skydiving and landed next to Port Wakefield Road, north of the city

Allan Gray, who is the Chief Instructor at Adelaide Tandem Skydiving, told Daily Mail Australia that the skydivers ‘misjudged the wind and so they landed where they landed where it was safe’

Jarrad Kriticos was driving with his mum and captured the footage.

He told 7 News: ‘We thought it was pretty crazy because what if he landed on the road.

‘Something insane could have happened – could’ve hit him.


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‘Someone could have died.’

Allan Gray, who is the Chief Instructor at Adelaide Tandem Skydiving, told Daily Mail Australia that the skydivers ‘misjudged the wind and so they landed where they landed where it was safe.’

This was the side of the road where cars travel up to 100km per hour.

Jarrad Kriticos was driving with his mum and captured the footage and said that the skydivers were lucky they weren’t hit by a car

Mr Gray dispelled questions that the skydivers were jumping tandem.

He said they were training for a competition.

The traditional drop zone is 300 metres from where the group landed. 

Mr Gray said that in the sport of skydiving it wasn’t uncommon for people to misjudge the wind and make decisions as to where was next best safe to land. 

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