Horror as a woman is left fighting for life in hospital after suffering traumatic head injuries at a popular indoor skydiving centre – as mystery deepens of how accident unfolded

  • Woman in critical condition after indoor skydiving accident
  • The woman suffered a traumatic head injury on Thursday 
  • iFly in Chermside, Brisbane, had featured on TV days earlier

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

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

Paramedics and the critical care and high acuity team were called to the Brisbane facility at 4:21pm and found her suffering a serious head injury.

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

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

‘Workplace health and safety visited the site and are continuing their inquiries into the incident,’ a Queensland WorkSafe spokesperson confirmed. 

Just two days earlier, Nine Today weather presenter Tim Davies broadcast live from the same facility to promote the thrillseeker experience.

He looked shaky as he read his weather report in the tunnel and initially flew with an instructor holding his hand as the pair hovered in mid air on a blast of air blowing up from the floor.

Wearing a jumpsuit and a crash helmer, he later precariously flew solo by himself at the end of the cross. 

Just days earlier Nine News weather presenter Tim Davies went to the same facility, looking precarious as he read his weather report in the tunnel

Just days earlier Nine News weather presenter Tim Davies went to the same facility, looking precarious as he read his weather report in the tunnel 

iFly have five locations across Australia, with the Brisbane site opening in 2019, and over 80 worldwide. Their website says the customer’s safety is their main concern.

It adds that their wind tunnel’s unique design ‘allows you to safely enjoy your flight session’ and feel the sensation of freefalling without a parachute.

Every customer must sign a waiver which says iFly is an ‘inherently dangerous activity involving strenuous physical exertion’.

iFly advertises itself as releasing the ‘adrenaline of a free-fall experience, in a safe and controlled environment’.

It is open to anyone aged three years and over who weighs under 136kg. Session prices start at $79.

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to iFly for comment. 

iFly allow anyone aged over three years old to participate in indoor skydiving as long as they weigh less than 136kg, stating that safety is a 'primary concern' (pictured, stock)

iFly allow anyone aged over three years old to participate in indoor skydiving as long as they weigh less than 136kg, stating that safety is a ‘primary concern’ (pictured, stock)

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