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Dramatic Pictures Show Moment Plane Crashes After Colliding With Parachutist (VIDEO)

10/03/2014 09:34 GMT | Updated 10/03/2014 11:59 GMT

A pilot and a skydiver managed to escape with minor injuries after a dramatic collision mid-air in Mulberry, Florida.

The incident occurred when the strings of 49-year-old John Frost's parachute strings were caught up by the Cessna at the South Lakeland Airport.

According to the Associated Press, pilot Sharon Trembley, 87, was doing takeoff and landing manoeuvers when the dramatic collision took place.

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The plane became entangled about 75 feet into the air

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The crash is now said to be under investigation

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The pilot is reportedly a WWII veteran

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Both managed to escape with minor injuries

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The plane nose-dived and crashed into the ground