In these split second tragedys it usually gets down to who had the most maneuverable avoidance means and what they did or did not do to avoid contact. Somebody or both of them needed more panoramic vision. I am just glad for no propeller contact, saw that in the service and that is bad. Mike
I've done a very few # of jumps as compared to most but the main emphasis was to never jump where there is likely to be any amount of small craft traffic & certainly not have an active runway as a landing zone. Just like with cars & motorcycles one is looking for the expected & not the unexpected with plane speed especially touch & goes your looking on the ground & with someone with a chute there is very little one can do quickly & there again once close your looking at the ground.