Military parachute drop goes wrong - jumper just hangs around for a while - video

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Military parachute drop goes wrong - jumper just hangs around for a while - video

It seems that a jumper on a military parachute run gets hooked up in the cables and remains outside the plane, until they managed to cut him free. Must have been a shock for the jumper.

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These are UK troops doing Static Line training. The other, much more popular method of deploying a canopy is using a pilot chute (a very small parachute, which when thrown in freefall, pulls out your main).

First guy leaves and his chute deploys fine detaching from the static line.
When the 2nd guy leaves, the bag holding his chute leaves the rig, but the lines get caught and wrapped around the static line. You can see the guy turn slightly as he leaves the plane, and his arm pushes the static line into his canopy lines.

To save his life, someone on the plane attaches an emergency round parachute (probably stored on the plane) to his static line, then cuts the static line from the plane.

Unless he had a radio, the guy wouldnt have any idea they were doing this, so when they cut his static line from the plane his pants would certainly have turned brown.
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By netchicken: posted on 24-5-2010








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