November 23, 2023

Pilot Involved in Case of Decapitated Skydiver Found Guilty of Manslaughter

A French pilot was found guilty of manslaughter in a case in which his plane struck a wingsuit diver, leaving the person decapitated.

The 64-year-old unnamed pilot was also banned from flying for one year in the case involving the 2018 incident.

"The guilty decision stems from a July 2018 incident when wingsuit skydiver Nicholas Galy, 40, was killed shortly after jumping out of a single-engine Pilatus airplane being piloted by Alain C. A wingsuit skydiver wears a specialized webbed-sleeved jumpsuit with membranes between the arms, body, and legs, which allows a diver to glide flight in the air," Fox News reported.

"Galy was one of a pair of wingsuit skydivers who jumped from about 14,000 feet from the plane over the town of Bouloc-en-Quercy, located in the Occitanie region in southern France," it added.

"At previous court hearings, the pilot said he hadn’t briefed the eight parachutists and two wingsuiters who were aboard what was his fourth jump flight that day. He also said he’d lost visual contact with the wingsuiters after they jumped and assumed he was clear of them," the Daily Beast reported.

"Alain C also admitted that his license was not valid at the time of the jump because he’d violated restrictions imposed by an aviation authority in connection with a medical condition. In addition to voluntary manslaughter, he was found guilty of operating without a valid aeronautical license," it continued.

The death involved one of two men who were involved in the wingsuit jump in 2018.

The jumpers had dropped about 1,000 feet below the plane where the plane soon dropped and the left wing hit one of the two individuals.

The emergency parachute deployed with the decapitated body landing on the ground.

The tragic incident is now settled in the French courts following the loss of a life in the dangerous airborne sport.

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