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Woman skydiver seriously hurt in hard landing

A pair of frightening incident had the Careflight chopper out twice last night.
A pair of frightening incident had the Careflight chopper out twice last night. RACQ Careflight Rescue Helicopter

UPDATE, 6AM: A woman is in hospital with suspected back injuries after plummeting 10 metres to the ground during a skydiving landing gone wrong.

The 31-year-old made a low turn during a jump at Toogoolawah, Australian Parachute Federation national safety officer Gary Myors said.

Mr Myors said the turn meant she did not have enough time to come out of the turn and land safely.

"It's not an uncommon accident," Mr Myors said.

He said the unfortunate way she landed had resulted in a more serious injury than usual.

A RACQ CareFlight helicopter crew airlifted the woman to the Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital in a stable condition on Saturday afternoon.

A Careflight statement said the woman also had suspected leg injuries.

The Ipswich woman was jumping at the popular drop zone north of Esk.

Mr Myors said the 31-year-old was an experienced jumper.

He said paramedics treating the woman deemed it the safest course of action for her to be airlifted to Brisbane due to the suspected back injury.

She was taken to a sports field in Kilcoy to be airlifted.

A second person was also taken to Brisbane in the same helicopter.

A CareFlight statement said the 23-year-old man received injuries to his face and head while trying to jack up a 4WD.

The statement said a jack handle hit the man in the face.

He was in a stable condition when airlifted.

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