14 Jan '12, 11pm

Indoor skydiving simulator iFly Singapore has first accident after an instructor fractures his shin

Indoor skydiving simulator iFly Singapore has first accident after an instructor fractures his shin

SCDF officers attending to indoor skydiving instructor Scott Pereira, who fractured his right shin after failing to complete a high-speed manoeuvre during a demonstration for beginners yesterday. -- PHOTO: ST READER By Siau Ming En The iFly Singapore, an indoor skydiving simulator, had its first accident on Saturday when an instructor fractured his right shin. Mr Scott Pereira failed to break a high-speed dive during a demonstration for beginner flyers. The iFly Singapore, at Sentosa, opened in May last year. It has the world's largest vertical wind tunnel, which provides the 'lift' enabling flyers to skydive indoors. Mr Pereira, 24, has more than 100 hours of indoor skydiving experience, excluding the 20 to 30 hours of training. He was wrapping up the 1 1/2-hour session with a demonstration of advanced techniques when he failed to complete a high-speed manoeuvre. His righ...

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