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(RealClear)   Eight killed while taking crash course in skydiving   (realclear.com) divider line 46
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2014-04-20 09:23:41 PM  
Kangas said investigators didn't know the cause of the accident but that "apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed."

That'll do it.
 
2014-04-20 09:48:47 PM  
If only they had a safe way to exit the plane while in the air.

/drta
 
2014-04-20 09:48:49 PM  
If only there were some device they could have worn that would have allowed them to escape the disabled airplane.
 
OGC
2014-04-20 09:49:12 PM  
If only there was some sort of device they could don to prevent death in case of plane failure.

/no Ironic tag?
 
2014-04-20 09:49:25 PM  
Sorry, OL.
 
2014-04-20 09:49:41 PM  
No no no you've done it exactly backwards. You're supposed to jump out a perfectly functional plane not stay in a crashing one.
 
2014-04-20 09:51:54 PM  

OddLlama: If only they had a safe way to exit the plane while in the air.

/drta


Three of them did.
 
2014-04-20 09:52:00 PM  

Ned Stark: No no no you've done it exactly backwards. You're supposed to jump out a perfectly functional plane not stay in a crashing one.


Jeez man, don't lose your head over this...
 
2014-04-20 09:52:40 PM  
Perkele
 
2014-04-20 09:55:25 PM  
That's not very typical, I'd like to make that point.
 
2014-04-20 09:57:31 PM  
You're using the parachute wrong.
 
2014-04-20 10:00:27 PM  

OGC: If only there was some sort of device they could don to prevent death in case of plane failure.

/no Ironic tag?


Actually they do make plane parachutes to save the passengers and crew for smaller aircraft.  I don't think it would have worked on this model.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_Recovery_Systems
 
2014-04-20 10:01:19 PM  
It was a Comp Air 8 Kit Aircraft.  Sorry, I have a hard time trusting any aircraft that arrived as a "Kit".
 
2014-04-20 10:01:31 PM  
What is it about these parachutes that keep causing planes to crash?

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2014-04-20 10:02:18 PM  
If I go skydiving this summer,  I'm going to pick the company that does not have planes with stuff falling off of them.

But hey,  that's just me.
 
2014-04-20 10:02:29 PM  
This skydiving course really...

(sunglasses on)

...made an impact.
 
2014-04-20 10:08:05 PM  

Brick-House: What is it about these parachutes that keep causing planes to crash?

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Did either of those guys live?
 
2014-04-20 10:10:01 PM  
FTFA three people survived the accident Sunday after they parachuted from the aircraf

Was the ironic tag one of those without the parachute?
 
2014-04-20 10:10:40 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBN3xfGrx_U

www.vinczeotto.com

If only there were modern day, sophisticated parachutes unlike Franz Reichert's crappy version in which he jumped and killed himself in 1912.
 
2014-04-20 10:11:39 PM  

toadist: If I go skydiving this summer,  I'm going to pick the company that does not have planes with stuff falling off of them.

But hey,  that's just me.


If you go skydiving, wouldn't you be that stuff?
 
2014-04-20 10:12:59 PM  
If only there was someone who could point out the painfully obvious irony and post in the comments about it
 
2014-04-20 10:13:49 PM  

fusillade762: Kangas said investigators didn't know the cause of the accident but that "apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed."

That'll do it.


You want the plane that was built so the parts don't fall of.
 
2014-04-20 10:16:01 PM  
From Wiki, so take with a grain of salt but,

General characteristics
Crew: one
Capacity: seven passengers


8 dead, 3 got out.

/Math fail proves deadly
 
2014-04-20 10:18:36 PM  

Ned Stark: No no no you've done it exactly backwards. You're supposed to jump out a perfectly functional plane not stay in a crashing one.


I wish I could say the plane I made my first jump from was perfectly good but the half mile or so of duct tape holding it together would call me a liar
 
2014-04-20 10:19:57 PM  

TommyDeuce: From Wiki, so take with a grain of salt but,

General characteristics
Crew: one
Capacity: seven passengers


8 dead, 3 got out.

/Math fail proves deadly


Still doesn't explain why parts were falling off.

[thinks a minute]

Or perhaps it does.
 
2014-04-20 10:20:20 PM  
If only there was some sort of backpack they could put on to cause plain death failure.

If you read that twice it makes sense.
 
2014-04-20 10:21:22 PM  
Darwin wins!
 
GBB
2014-04-20 10:21:31 PM  

lamric: It was a Comp Air 8 Kit Aircraft.  Sorry, I have a hard time trusting any aircraft that arrived as a "Kit".


I barely trust my TV on a flat packed piece of furniture from that part of the world.  Who in their right mind would trust an aircraft?
 
2014-04-20 10:25:30 PM  

Ima4nic8or: Brick-House: What is it about these parachutes that keep causing planes to crash?

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Did either of those guys live?


According to ABC News, they both survived with minor injuries.
 
2014-04-20 10:28:49 PM  
Uffda!
 
2014-04-20 10:37:41 PM  

Mytch: Ima4nic8or: Brick-House: What is it about these parachutes that keep causing planes to crash?

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Did either of those guys live?

According to ABC News, they both survived with minor injuries.


So, they're dead?
 
2014-04-20 10:38:30 PM  

Brick-House: What is it about these parachutes that keep causing planes to crash?

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I love physics.
 
2014-04-20 10:50:50 PM  

Johnny Texas: GungFu: If only there were modern day, sophisticated parachutes unlike Franz Reichert's crappy version in which he jumped and killed himself in 1912.

Now with video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBN3xfGrx_U

Maybe I'm just evil, but I find it hard not to laugh.


It's like watching a head-on collision between a Rolls-Royce and a pie truck.
 
2014-04-20 11:21:07 PM  
Head and shoulders skydiving ltd.

/because you never get a second chance to make a first impression

// to much booze and shiatty 80s tv.
 
2014-04-20 11:30:15 PM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: This skydiving course really...

(sunglasses on)

...made an impact.


I guess they...

(sunglasses on)

Failed their course.
 
2014-04-20 11:47:54 PM  
I'll be god farking damned, this is absolutely THE longest, most detailed, in depth article I have ever read in years!

*grabs a 3-pound pipe wrench, holds it in teeth, begins furiously sniffing around*
 
2014-04-20 11:53:38 PM  
 
2014-04-21 02:47:35 AM  
Subby should have gone with "eight killed while taking course in Skydying."
 
2014-04-21 05:01:25 AM  

nullptr: You want the plane that was built so the parts don't fall of.


That video made me laugh loud enough to wake my wife who is sleeping next to me on the couch.

"What's the minimum crew?

Oh, one I suppose. "
 
2014-04-21 06:57:19 AM  

GungFu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBN3xfGrx_U

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If only there were modern day, sophisticated parachutes unlike Franz Reichert's crappy version in which he jumped and killed himself in 1912.


I thought his mustache alone would slow him down enough.
 
2014-04-21 08:11:23 AM  

Johnny Texas: GungFu: If only there were modern day, sophisticated parachutes unlike Franz Reichert's crappy version in which he jumped and killed himself in 1912.

Now with video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBN3xfGrx_U

Maybe I'm just evil, but I find it hard not to laugh.


I like how they measure the divot he left behind at the end of the reel.
 
2014-04-21 11:25:57 AM  
I'm going skydiving in two months.  This scares me.
 
2014-04-21 11:27:46 AM  
Well, three people remembered why parachutes were invented in the first place.
 
2014-04-21 12:05:38 PM  

TommyDeuce: From Wiki, so take with a grain of salt but,

General characteristics
Crew: one
Capacity: seven passengers


8 dead, 3 got out.

/Math fail proves deadly



8 Is the seating capacity with the seats installed.  Nearly every jump plane has the cabin seats removed to make room for more passengers.  Weight is a factor however jump planes dont have to carry full fuel tanks so they generally have excess carrying capacity.
 
2014-04-21 12:11:10 PM  
If this was not straight up structural failure it could have been a premature parachute deployment.  Parachutes are strong enough to destroy airplanes.
 
2014-04-21 03:31:44 PM  

pdee: TommyDeuce: From Wiki, so take with a grain of salt but,

General characteristics
Crew: one
Capacity: seven passengers


8 dead, 3 got out.

/Math fail proves deadly


8 Is the seating capacity with the seats installed.  Nearly every jump plane has the cabin seats removed to make room for more passengers.  Weight is a factor however jump planes dont have to carry full fuel tanks so they generally have excess carrying capacity.


I'd hope they followed the weight guidelines. Still, looks like a small plane for so many people.

/Clown plane?
 
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