Skydiving was not an inherently dangerous activity for spectators on the ground

August 19, 2014

  • 48B Aviation
  • 48BIV Injuries from Operation of Aircraft
  • 48BIV(A) Nature and Grounds of Liability
  • 48Bk148 Exhibitions and races

08-19-14Skydiving was not an inherently dangerous activity for spectators on the ground such that risk to spectators could not be eliminated by the exercise of reasonable care, and thus, in personal injury action by spectator who was struck by skydiver whose parachute collapsed during skydiving demonstration, defendants, city that owned park where skydiving demonstration took place, skydiver who inspected landing site for demonstration, and skydiver who collided with spectator, were not strictly liable for spectator’s injuries.

Lowry v. Cochran, 699 S.E.2d 325, (Ga. Ct. App. 2010)