Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jet Pack Pilot Suffers Crash

The 27-year old Vice President of Jet Pack International was released from the University of Colorado Hospital on Saturday afternoon after a his jet pack crash a day earlier.

Nick Macomber was doing a test flight on the property of “Go Fast,” a Denver Energy drink company in the 2600 block of W. 8th Avenue, when he lost control of the jet pack and fell 20-feet to the ground Friday morning.

“The guy was bleeding, he had head wounds where he had blood gushing on his face, he was spitting out blood, it looks like he had landed on his knees and he couldn`t get up,” said Alison McCoy who works next door at Premier Roofing and came running over moments after the accident. “They always have protective gear, helmet the whole shebang but nobody seemed to notice that this time,” said McCoy.

FOX31 Denver’s Rob Lowe talked to Macomber by phone. The pilot said he landed on his head, has a broken jaw, 27 stitches, and was scalped on the right side of his head.

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