Commercial skydiving company “Skydive Taupo” is grateful for its crew today as 13 passengers survived an aircraft engine malfunction that stalled a plane mid-air on Wednesday.
Six crew members, six passengers and one pilot jumped out prematurely and abandoned the aircraft over Lake Taupo, 175 miles south of New Zealand’s most populous city, Auckland, on the North Island.
Thank god all the skydivers made it out of the plane before it crashed in New Zealand #skydive— Matthew Flood (@matthewflood93) January 7, 2015
The six passengers were all from abroad and had various tandem jumps planned for the day when the engine of the plane stopped at an altitude of about 2,000 feet.
After jumping to the safety the plane made its descent crashing into the crystal clear waters of Lake Taupo.
Skydiving fans will be glad to get back into the air as Skydive Taupo’s pristine safety record has been maintained by the quick response from the pilot and crew.