Woman, 50, suffers head injuries at iFly Indoor Skydiving Center at Chermside in Brisbane

Horror when a woman in her 50s suffers a traumatic head injury at an indoor skydiving center

  • Woman in critical condition after indoor skydiving accident
  • The woman suffered a traumatic brain injury on Thursday
  • The accident happened at iFly in Chermside, Brisbane
  • iFly states that safety is a “primary concern”.

A woman is in critical condition after suffering a traumatic head injury in an indoor skydiving accident.

The woman, in her 50s, was indoor skydiving at the iFly indoor skydiving facility at a Westfield in Chermside in Brisbane when she suffered the accident around 4pm on Thursday.

iFly has five locations across Australia and over 80 worldwide.

A woman in her 50s is in critical condition after sustaining a traumatic head injury at an iFly skydiving facility in Chermside, Brisbane (pictured) on Friday afternoon

A woman in her 50s is in critical condition after sustaining a traumatic head injury at an iFly skydiving facility in Chermside, Brisbane (pictured) on Friday afternoon

Paramedics and the intensive care and high-acute team were called to the Brisbane facility, which has been open since 2019, at 4:21 p.m.

She was then transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in critical condition.

“Health and Safety at Work have visited the site and are continuing their investigation into the incident,” a Queensland WorkSafe spokesman confirmed.

iFly’s website states that customer safety is their primary concern, stating that the unique design of their wind tunnel “enables you to safely enjoy your flight session”.

While safety is a priority for iFly, the waiver that every customer is required to sign states that indoor skydiving is an “inherently hazardous activity involving strenuous physical exertion.”

“Among the risks I and/or my child face are risks of personal injury and death.”

Anyone from 3 to 103 years old can use the facilities as long as they weigh less than 136 kg.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to iFly for comment.

iFly allows anyone between the ages of three and 103 to participate in indoor skydiving as long as they weigh less than 136 kg, stating that safety is a

iFly allows anyone between the ages of three and 103 to participate in indoor skydiving as long as they weigh less than 136 kg, stating that safety is a “prime concern” (image, stock).

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