Skydiving Accident Victim Listed As Instructor With Martin County Skydiving School

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The victim of a skydiving accident being investigated by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the FAA is listed as an instructor with local skydiving school.

Frank Plisko

Sheriff’s Officials say that 56-year-old Frank Plisko of Newport died following an accident Saturday morning at Martin County Airport. Plisko is listed on the Tradewind Sky Sports website as being an instructor as well as an EMT/Paramedic. The school is located at the airport and says that it specializes in first time tandem skydiving.

A friend of Plisko’s told WITN via Facebook that Plisko had a 'D' expert skydiving license and had been making jumps for many years.

Investigators have not said yet what they believe led to the accident.

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The Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a fatal skydiving accident.

Lt. Drew Robinson says that 56-year-old Frank Plisko of Newport died following the skydiving accident. Robinson could not provide any more details on the accident, only that the investigation is ongoing.

Martin County 911 Dispatch says that they received a call to Martin County Airport for a skydiving accident around 11:19 a.m.

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