Posted 21 June 2015 - 09:37 AM
borrow thread to share story of this super parachuting team:
Experience and training saved the day ….
They were lined up to perform a manoeuvre called a ‘stack’ – where one jumper is directly under another – at around 18,000 feet above the ground when the entanglement happened and Cpl French’s chute began to collapse.
But Cpl Shorthouse, 32, the team’s display coordinator, managed to wrap his legs around the deflated parachute, holding his colleague’s weight until they landed in the water at Whitehaven Marina minutes later at a speed of 15mph.
Footage and pictures of the incident showed the men descending beneath one fully working parachute, before landing in the water at Queen’s Dock. An Army spokesman said it was the first time a parachute has failed in 25 years and it has launched an investigation into what went wrong.
Cpl French later told of the moment the two men became entangled: “As soon as I’d made contact with Wayne I looked up and saw my parachute was wrapped around him, but the training then kicked in. I looked for an area to land and shouted up to Wayne because he had a good parachute, and we guided ourselves down into the harbour.
Posted 21 June 2015 - 05:29 PM
Watch Travis Pastrana jump out of an airplane without a parachute!
Wonder if my MIL would like that?
She is always asking for something special for her birthday
an this is something very special.
that pollute the earth
and go natural.
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