Parachute failure leaves man seriously injured
A MAN has suffered serious injuries after his parachute failed and crashed north west of Brisbane on Saturday afternoon.
The 33-year-old man crash-landed at Ramblers drop zone in Toogoolawah about 5.28pm after his parachute canopy reportedly failed as he was approaching the ground.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said the man landed heavily into concrete from about 5 metres high and sustained serious injuries.
The man was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics for suspected spinal injuries.
The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with back injuries in a stable condition.