Skydivers are another matter. While collisions between airplanes and skydivers are rare, when an airplane strikes something weighing around 200 pounds, the results are often fatal for the skydiver, the airplane's occupants or both. In November 1993, a Piper PA-28-161 collided with a free-falling skydiver while in cruise flight over the Northampton, Massachusetts, airport. The NTSB report states that the pilot of the jump aircraft contacted Bradley Approach Control immediately after departing Northampton Airport and informed the controller he was climbing to 8,000 feet with jumpers. The controller had already assigned a discrete transponder code earlier in the day and requested the pilot to inform him one minute prior to releasing the jumpers, which he did.