Skydiver flown to hospital after crash landing (Batchelor)

A 27-year-old man has been flown to Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition after he was injured while skydiving from the Bachelor Airstrip late this morning.

The man landed heavily at high speed and was then dragged 20 metres along the ground after wind picked up his parachute.

CareFlight, operating the Top End Medical Retrieval Service on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, tasked the Top End Rescue Helicopter to the scene shortly before noon.

The helicopter landed beside the runway where CareFlight’s medical team assisted nursing staff from the Batchelor health clinic who were providing initial care to the man.

CareFlight’s doctor and nurse provided further assessment and treatment to the man in flight, including for injuries to his hip and buttocks.

The man was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition to undergo further investigation.