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2013-09-23 11:38:07 PM
I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.
 
2013-09-23 11:42:23 PM
At least he died doing...

/oh, hell... I can't do it
 
2013-09-23 11:57:41 PM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


A whole lot of the earth's surface?
 
2013-09-23 11:57:55 PM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


Probably a tree branch.
 
2013-09-24 12:05:53 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


Maybe a big rock.
 
2013-09-24 12:14:29 AM
I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.
 
2013-09-24 12:20:31 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


his nose
 
2013-09-24 12:44:12 AM

cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.


People were pulverized by the buildings falling on top of them, and they were landing on concrete.  You still remain mostly intact hitting dirt at terminal velocity.  Like a wet bag of sakrete, wherever a hole first appears relieves the pressure upon impact.

Also, it sounds like this guy's chute partially deployed, so he might not have hid at 120+ mph.
 
2013-09-24 12:47:43 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


I wish my name was Skip
 
2013-09-24 12:52:25 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


SHI
 
2013-09-24 12:54:16 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


I know this was a joke, but to get all serious in here, I bet ya he was thinking "PLEASE JESUS SAVE ME!"
 
2013-09-24 03:02:28 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-24 03:08:32 AM

cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.


Terminal velocity and all but why I would respond to you I do not know. Must be time to quit drinking.
 
2013-09-24 03:11:09 AM

cman: shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.

I know this was a joke, but to get all serious in here, I bet ya he was thinking "PLEASE JESUS SUPERMAN SAVE ME!"

 
2013-09-24 03:14:18 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-09-24 03:15:16 AM
I've done a jump from a smaller height (4 km), but I always thought that dying like that would be an awful way to go. From his height, you'd have some time to think about things before the end. I'm guessing you'd just be full of regret.
 
2013-09-24 03:17:04 AM
ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-09-24 03:23:50 AM
You'd think that if there were a possibility of passing out the opener would be mandatory. Hypoxia messes up your thinking longer than getting into higher oxygen pressures would take so I could see him looking at the ground rushing up thinking, "There was something I was supposed to do, what was it?"
 
2013-09-24 03:28:08 AM
www.guinnessworldrecords.com
/hot splat
 
2013-09-24 03:30:34 AM
High Altitude Low Opening? He pretty much tied the record for low opening.
 
2013-09-24 03:35:19 AM
At least he died having made an impression on the world.
 
2013-09-24 03:39:53 AM
You guys keep throwing your bad puns around. Eventually one of them will make an impression.
 
2013-09-24 03:56:37 AM
If this is the thread for low quality parachuting gallows humor, then:

FOR SALE: Parachute. Only used once. Never opened. Small stain.

/yes, I know this poor dude's chute partially opened
 
2013-09-24 03:57:33 AM

rockforever: cman: shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.

I know this was a joke, but to get all serious in here, I bet ya he was thinking "PLEASE JESUS SUPERMAN SAVE ME!"


images.movieplayer.it

"You've got me?? Who's got you??"
 
2013-09-24 04:05:20 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


his feet
 
2013-09-24 04:17:41 AM
Sucks for him. If it were only 28,005 feet he would have been fine.

Lsherm: cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.

People were pulverized by the buildings falling on top of them, and they were landing on concrete.


I'm pretty sure most of the jumpers liquified. I saw nothing but red puddles after they hit the pavement.
 
2013-09-24 04:18:48 AM
His cause of death had better not be drowning.
 
2013-09-24 04:20:55 AM

wademh: cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.

Terminal velocity and all but why I would respond to you I do not know. Must be time to quit drinking.


On the one hand, a person probably wouldn't hit terminal velocity from 1300 feet, especially in a flopping about free fall. On the other, the skydiver may have had some drag from a partially opened chute.
 
2013-09-24 04:21:54 AM

domdare: I've done a jump from a smaller height (4 km), but I always thought that dying like that would be an awful way to go. From his height, you'd have some time to think about things before the end. I'm guessing you'd just be full of regret.


Depending on how showboaty he was being, he wouldn't have opened his primary until 2500 to 4000 feet. I've had friends that waited until longer and used a skyhook to make sure they had a split second to cutaway and still have a reserve. So figure about 6 seconds per 1000 feet if he's getting some drag from the failed canopy.

The problems come in if he was unconscious (head bang or o2 problem), or dazed (spinning), or his cutaway didn't work for reasons unknown, or he froze. If you deploy your main at 4000' you ought to have time to cut away. But it's a horrific bung puckering thing the first time you have to do it. People bite it every year in the military screwing with the chute too long or just freeze and plop in.
 
2013-09-24 04:38:21 AM
erewhon
The problems come in if he was unconscious (head bang or o2 problem), or dazed (spinning), or his cutaway didn't work for reasons unknown, or he froze. If you deploy your main at 4000' you ought to have time to cut away. But it's a horrific bung puckering thing the first time you have to do it. People bite it every year in the military screwing with the chute too long or just freeze and plop in.

i jumped only once. 35 years ago at 3000 and i had a static line. i didn't fall/slip off the foot rung on the side of the plane like i was supposed too. i pushed off and started to do a sommersault. the chute bag hit hit me in the head/neck right below my helmet. it hurt like hell and i was dazed the entire time and went off course landing in a corn field. i walk back and the skydive club is yelling at me for bringing back a chute filled with corn stalks. then the farmer shows up. once was enough.
 
2013-09-24 06:12:24 AM
At least he died doing what he loved, screaming.
 
2013-09-24 06:23:42 AM
Ha! Did you guys ever see the video of the guy that got the new camera setup, was so worried about getting the camera just right that he jumped without a chute? Recorded all the way in, although you could tell he was getting pretty agitated when he realized his chute hadn't opened...

I have to believe it was faked, but it was a GOOD fake.
 
2013-09-24 06:37:38 AM
How many Instagram selfies did he post on the way down?
 
2013-09-24 06:56:13 AM
According to the sheriff's department, the skydiver was jumping from West Tennessee Skydiving facility when he may have run into some trouble with the parachute.

That's some fine police work there, Lou.
 
2013-09-24 07:07:47 AM
Idiot.
Now he's dead.
Hope it was worth it.
 
2013-09-24 07:11:46 AM

cman: shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.

I know this was a joke, but to get all serious in here, I bet ya he was thinking "PLEASE JESUS SAVE ME!"




Why wouldn't you want to meet Jesus?
 
2013-09-24 07:28:39 AM
Still had his oxygen mask on?
 
2013-09-24 07:54:42 AM
I bet I know what when through his mind last.
 
2013-09-24 07:55:12 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: High Altitude Low Opening? He pretty much tied the record for low opening.


From what I understand, it's actually High Altitude Low Oxygen. Not Opening as the article says.
 
2013-09-24 07:57:25 AM
Missing skydiver found 28,006 feet from when someone last saw him

I see what you did there....
 
2013-09-24 07:58:21 AM
www.designedtorun.com
 
2013-09-24 08:08:35 AM
harrumph, not one comment about the lack of wisdom of jumping from a perfectly good plane?

/bah, off to drink more coffee
 
2013-09-24 08:29:28 AM
"a missing skydiver is dead after nearly a six-hour search in a wooded area Monday. "

I'm just impressed that he managed to search for nearly six hours after hitting the ground.  I wonder what he was searching for.
 
2013-09-24 08:30:08 AM
 ".  .  .  facility when he may have run into some trouble with the parachute.

Priceless

Who is this Prince of Understatement?   This Slayer of Hyperbole?
UN- MASK THAT MAN!

www.dvdtopsets.com

oh.
 
2013-09-24 08:31:37 AM
"May have run into some trouble...."

They can put that on his headstone
 
2013-09-24 08:34:37 AM
Wet cleanup in the meat dept.
 
2013-09-24 08:38:33 AM

Circusdog320: "May have run into some trouble...."

They can put that on his headstone


Oh chute also works (not)
 
2013-09-24 08:42:03 AM
I once read a bumper sticker saying: 'Minds are like parachutes, they only work if open'.

I'm guessing his mind is wide open now.
 
2013-09-24 08:52:00 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
Seen lurking in the nearby woods and wanted for questioning.
 
2013-09-24 09:41:52 AM
i769.photobucket.com

beefjack.com

Yes. Yes I did. Probably not as funny in real life though.
 
2013-09-24 09:46:09 AM
He was just a rookie trooper and he surely shook with fright,He checked all his equipment and made sure his pack was tight;He had to sit and listen to those awful engines roar,He ain't gonna jump no more!(CHORUS)Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die,Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die,Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die,He ain't gonna jump no more!"Is everybody happy?" cried the Sergeant looking up,Our Hero feebly answered "Yes," and then they stood him up;He jumped into the icy blast, his static line unhooked,He ain't gonna jump no more.(CHORUS)He counted long, he counted loud, he waited for the shock,He felt the wind, he felt the cold, he felt the awful drop,The silk from his reserves spilled out, and wrapped around his legs,He ain't gonna jump no more.(CHORUS)The risers swung around his neck, connectors cracked his dome,Suspension lines were tied in knots around his skinny bones;The canopy became his shroud; he hurtled to the ground.He ain't gonna jump no more.(CHORUS)The days he'd lived and loved and laughed kept running through his mind,He thought about the girl back home, the one he'd left behind;He thought about the medic corps, and wondered what they'd find,He ain't gonna jump no more.(CHORUS)The ambulance was on the spot, the jeeps were running wild,The medics jumped and screamed with glee, they rolled their sleeves and smiled,For it had been a week or more since last a 'Chute had failed,He ain't gonna jump no more.(CHORUS)He hit the ground, the sound was "SPLAT", his blood went spurting high;His comrades, then were heard to say "A hell of a way to die!"He lay there, rolling 'round in the welter of his gore,He ain't gonna jump no more.(CHORUS)(slowly, solemnly; about half the speed of the other verses)There was blood upon the risers, there were brains upon the chute,Intestines were a-dangling from his paratroopers suit,He was a mess, they picked him up, and poured him from his boots,He ain't gonna jump no more.Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die,Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die,Gory, gory, what a hell of a way to die,He ain't gonna jump no more!
 
2013-09-24 09:48:14 AM
Don't know what the hell happened there....lets try again with less fail

He was just a cherry trooper and he surely shook with fright
as he checked all his equipment and made sure his pack was tight
He had to sit and listen to the awful engines roar,
And he ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:
Gory, Gory, What a helluva way to die
Gory, Gory, What a helluva way to die
Gory, Gory, What a helluva way to die
He ain't gonna jump no more.

"Is everybody happy?" cried the Sergeant, looking up.
Our hero feebly answered "yes," and then they stood him up.
He leaped right out into the blast, his static line unhooked.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:

He counted long, he counted loud, he waited for the shock;
He felt the wind, he felt the clouds, he felt the awful drop;
He jerked his cord, the silk spilled out and wrapped around his legs.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:

The risers wrapped around his neck, connectors cracked his dome;
The lines were snarled and tied in knots, around his skinny bones;
The canopy became his shroud, he hurtled to the ground.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:

The days he'd lived and loved and laughed kept running through his mind;
He thought about the girl back home, the one he'd left behind;
He thought about the medics and wondered what they'ed find.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:

The ambulance was on the spot, the jeeps were running wild;
The medics jumped and screamed with glee, they rolled their sleeves and smiled;
For it had been a week or more since last a chute had failed.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:

He hit the ground, the sound was splat, his blood went spurting high;
His comrades were then heard to say, "A helluve way to die";
He lay there rolling 'round in the welter of his gore.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
REFRENG:

There was blood upon the risers, there were brains upon the chute;
Intestines were a-dangling from this paratrooper's boots;
They picked him up, still in his chute and poured him from his boots.
He ain't gonna jump no more.
 
2013-09-24 10:17:24 AM
HALODA jumper, High Altitude Low Opening Darwin Approves.
 
2013-09-24 10:55:39 AM

Eugoogoolizer: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: High Altitude Low Opening? He pretty much tied the record for low opening.

From what I understand, it's actually High Altitude Low Oxygen. Not Opening as the article says.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_altitude_military_parachuting

" HALO (high altitude - low opening) "
 
2013-09-24 10:56:37 AM
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
 
2013-09-24 11:00:46 AM

utsagrad123: If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.


Or EOD.   Initial success or total failure
 
2013-09-24 11:28:08 AM
.. and out of a perfectly good airplane ..
 
2013-09-24 11:48:18 AM
Since it was suppose to be a High Altitude Low Opening jump and the chute doesn't seem to be fully deployed maybe he pulled too low.
 
2013-09-24 11:54:49 AM

Krikkitbot: shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.

his feet


His ass.
 
2013-09-24 12:33:12 PM
The comments below the article say, "Pray for him."
How would that go?

"Dear god, please ... "  what?
 
2013-09-24 01:00:09 PM

Yes this is dog: wademh: cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.

Terminal velocity and all but why I would respond to you I do not know. Must be time to quit drinking.

On the one hand, a person probably wouldn't hit terminal velocity from 1300 feet, especially in a flopping about free fall. On the other, the skydiver may have had some drag from a partially opened chute.


You reach terminal velocity after about 10 seconds of free fall.  If you jump from an aircraft you reach it faster since you are already traveling the speed of the plane on exit.
 
2013-09-24 01:18:44 PM
ok, I'll do it...

Looks like he hit...  puts on sunglasses...

terminal velocity.
 
2013-09-24 01:30:27 PM

CaliNJGuy: Yes this is dog: wademh: cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.

Terminal velocity and all but why I would respond to you I do not know. Must be time to quit drinking.

On the one hand, a person probably wouldn't hit terminal velocity from 1300 feet, especially in a flopping about free fall. On the other, the skydiver may have had some drag from a partially opened chute.

You reach terminal velocity after about 10 seconds of free fall.  If you jump from an aircraft you reach it faster since you are already traveling the speed of the plane on exit.


Someone doesn't understand vectors.
 
2013-09-24 02:14:44 PM

chopit: CaliNJGuy: Yes this is dog: wademh: cman: I wonder if they found actual remains that they can do something with

The WTC was 1300 feet and people turned into spaghetti when they hit the ground on 9/11. This guy fell 28000 feet, so yeah.

Terminal velocity and all but why I would respond to you I do not know. Must be time to quit drinking.

On the one hand, a person probably wouldn't hit terminal velocity from 1300 feet, especially in a flopping about free fall. On the other, the skydiver may have had some drag from a partially opened chute.

You reach terminal velocity after about 10 seconds of free fall.  If you jump from an aircraft you reach it faster since you are already traveling the speed of the plane on exit.

Someone doesn't understand vectors.


that.
 
2013-09-24 03:35:33 PM
well if the plane was flying straight down...  (the only good time to jump out of one)
 
2013-09-24 04:52:49 PM

Darkrover2: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x317]
Seen lurking in the nearby woods and wanted for questioning.




Nemesis: Sperm bank
 
2013-09-24 06:16:32 PM
Wonder if they were jumping from the B90 King Air? That's a nice plane.
 
2013-09-25 12:36:24 AM

shanrick: I wonder what the last thing was that went through his mind.


I am ashamed of you all.

it was "Oh no, Not again".

or a bowl of petunias.
petunias
petunias .
 
2013-09-25 04:21:28 AM
The one time I had to cut away I think I messed my nice OD green pants up a bit.

And other than total terror and a fast review of all the ways I could screw up
on a cutaway and how I'd be the next lawn dart at Pinal golf course if anything went wrong, was mostly embarrassment
and this bizarre sense of what a stupid way to buy it this was about to be.
 
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