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2020-06-29 5:51:01 PM  
Well, this was jumping to a conclusion.
 
2020-06-29 6:31:03 PM  
Was he naked and rubbing one out? That's a hell of a way to go, farking the world.

/guess the naked part wouldn't be mandatory, but for effect
 
2020-06-29 6:55:08 PM  
I'm pretty sure all skydivers without a parachute land.  That's kind of how gravity works.
 
2020-06-29 8:33:40 PM  
The only scenario I can imagine other than suicide would involve a main chute failure. The guy tried to free the main chute to deploy his reserve but lost both as he fell.

/Never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.
//Any jumper with more background add your thoughts.
 
2020-06-29 8:41:31 PM  
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2020-06-29 8:47:02 PM  
Which band do I go with, Gravity Kills or Fallout Boy?
 
2020-06-29 8:55:43 PM  

AirForceVet: The only scenario I can imagine other than suicide would involve a main chute failure. The guy tried to free the main chute to deploy his reserve but lost both as he fell.

/Never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.
//Any jumper with more background add your thoughts.


Depending on the jump plane, he 'might' not have tightened/fastened the leg straps for comfort reasons if he was crammed in the back while climbing to altitude... probably not though

/30+ years ago our school club used a Cessna 182 (? been a while, small plane though) that would hold the pilot & four jumpers.  The last guy to go out had to crouch bent over in the tail section while the others stepped out at whatever altitude they were supposed to
//that guy generally didn't completely tighten the leg straps (always fastened though) until getting near jump altitude both for movement room & legs going to sleep reasons.
///for the amusing after many decades three - I forgot to tighten them back up ... once ... They said that they heard my scream down on the ground when the opening shock let the straps slide up into my crotch...
 
2020-06-29 9:09:34 PM  

labman: I'm pretty sure all skydivers without a parachute land.  That's kind of how gravity works.

 
2020-06-29 9:30:38 PM  

AirForceVet: The only scenario I can imagine other than suicide would involve a main chute failure. The guy tried to free the main chute to deploy his reserve but lost both as he fell.

/Never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.
//Any jumper with more background add your thoughts.


I mean, everyone on the load wears a rig. Even the pilot and ride alongs. So, he had a rig before he went out the door. No one pin checked him?
 
2020-06-29 9:36:00 PM  
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Whoopsie-daisy...
 
2020-06-29 9:43:24 PM  

drewogatory: AirForceVet: The only scenario I can imagine other than suicide would involve a main chute failure. The guy tried to free the main chute to deploy his reserve but lost both as he fell.

/Never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.
//Any jumper with more background add your thoughts.

I mean, everyone on the load wears a rig. Even the pilot and ride alongs. So, he had a rig before he went out the door. No one pin checked him?


It has been missed on occasion.
 
2020-06-29 9:59:46 PM  
Considerate of him to "land" in the fire department parking lot. Saved them a bit of trouble.

/Assuming fire department paramedics would be called to this sort of incident
 
2020-06-29 10:46:13 PM  

edmo: drewogatory: AirForceVet: The only scenario I can imagine other than suicide would involve a main chute failure. The guy tried to free the main chute to deploy his reserve but lost both as he fell.

/Never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.
//Any jumper with more background add your thoughts.

I mean, everyone on the load wears a rig. Even the pilot and ride alongs. So, he had a rig before he went out the door. No one pin checked him?

It has been missed on occasion.


If I was PIC I'd either check the manifest at loading or I had a loadmaster I trusted. We had a lot of students though, so minimal farking around.
 
2020-06-29 11:09:50 PM  

gopher321: [Fark user image 232x217]

Whoopsie-daisy...


That's freaking horrifying! What's the story behind it??
 
2020-06-29 11:32:27 PM  
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2020-06-29 11:34:17 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: [vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 235x331]


Still got her handle though! (and that can't happen in real life if you didn't know. )
 
2020-06-29 11:35:31 PM  

Boondock3806: gopher321: [Fark user image 232x217]

Whoopsie-daisy...

That's freaking horrifying! What's the story behind it??


Sky Dive Fail-80 year old woman sky dive goes wrong, almost falls out of parachute plunges, HD
Youtube nieTpOlZN40
 
2020-06-29 11:40:39 PM  
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2020-06-30 12:23:28 AM  
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2020-06-30 12:40:03 AM  

stilted: Considerate of him to "land" in the fire department parking lot. Saved them a bit of trouble.

/Assuming fire department paramedics would be called to this sort of incident


No, more likely a job for the public works dept.
 
2020-06-30 12:51:28 AM  
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2020-06-30 1:26:35 AM  

labman: I'm pretty sure all skydivers without a parachute land.  That's kind of how gravity works.


Most times they can water too, if they want.
 
2020-06-30 1:27:04 AM  
I wonder if jumping off a building wasn't enough time to enjoy the ride down.
 
2020-06-30 1:27:22 AM  
Wouldn't they be a skyfaller, then?
 
2020-06-30 1:28:40 AM  

stilted: Considerate of him to "land" in the fire department parking lot. Saved them a bit of trouble.

/Assuming fire department paramedics would be called to this sort of incident


Don't know about the paramedics, but I bet the firefighters have scoop shovels on hand.
 
2020-06-30 1:29:48 AM  
And I was just watching this last night
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2020-06-30 1:31:15 AM  
Can you really call it skydiving if you do not have a parachute? Would you just not call it falling?
 
2020-06-30 1:32:27 AM  

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2020-06-30 1:34:10 AM  
More succinct headline: Man lithobrakes
 
2020-06-30 1:35:18 AM  

mjjt: labman: I'm pretty sure all skydivers without a parachute land.  That's kind of how gravity works.


mostly

Praha Opening
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2020-06-30 1:36:00 AM  
My passengers often ask me, "where's the parachute?" I just point upwards.
Where Eagles Dare (1968) - Ending
Youtube 3DorNtprw1g
 
2020-06-30 1:39:07 AM  
Megadeth - "High Speed Dirt" - Countdown to Extinction (1992)
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2020-06-30 1:40:25 AM  

OkieDookie: [YouTube video: Megadeth - "High Speed Dirt" - Countdown to Extinction (1992)]


It's so annoying metal is GOP garbage.
 
2020-06-30 1:41:59 AM  
Maybe he was a dyslexic magician?

He was supposed to make a parachute appear, after jumping out of the plane without one.

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2020-06-30 1:57:47 AM  
Oh he died, when they do this and live, now that's news

/My condolences to the family
 
2020-06-30 1:59:59 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: [vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 235x331]


That was one of the most satisfying moments in the entire series, Peggy is just the worst.
 
2020-06-30 2:00:44 AM  

gopher321: Boondock3806: gopher321: [Fark user image 232x217]

Whoopsie-daisy...

That's freaking horrifying! What's the story behind it??

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There's no audio, but it definitely looked like that woman did not want to jump, but was forced out. I hope there was a lawsuit invovled.

Also...that was farking horrifying.
 
2020-06-30 2:10:20 AM  
Well, THAT dude went skydiving once.

Once.
 
2020-06-30 2:10:53 AM  

Notabunny: mjjt: labman: I'm pretty sure all skydivers without a parachute land.  That's kind of how gravity works.

mostly

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Damn, mad skills to keep from getting dizzy and staying oriented.
 
2020-06-30 2:12:26 AM  
I mean, you're gonna land whether you have a parachute or not...
 
2020-06-30 2:17:30 AM  

waxingpolemic: Well, THAT dude went skydiving once.

Once.


Hope you are good company, in hell. You just got us both tickets.
 
2020-06-30 3:01:51 AM  

lostcat: gopher321: Boondock3806: gopher321: [Fark user image 232x217]

Whoopsie-daisy...

That's freaking horrifying! What's the story behind it??

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There's no audio, but it definitely looked like that woman did not want to jump, but was forced out. I hope there was a lawsuit invovled.

Also...that was farking horrifying.


She wanted to jump,people just instinctively grab at everything when nearing the door. She didn't even know the jump wasn't supposed to go like that until after landing.
The guy los this tandem license, and tandem harnesses got an extra belly strap after this. I don't think there was ever a lawsuit.
/not a tandem pilot, but have filmed hundreds of tandems
//facts from memory, memory from videos and articles I saw and read when it happened, not double checked
 
2020-06-30 3:02:40 AM  
///Spelling evidently not double checked either.
 
2020-06-30 3:27:46 AM  
But the priest, rabbi and the child landed safe...
 
2020-06-30 3:29:50 AM  

AirForceVet: The only scenario I can imagine other than suicide would involve a main chute failure. The guy tried to free the main chute to deploy his reserve but lost both as he fell.

/Never jumped out of a perfectly good aircraft.
//Any jumper with more background add your thoughts.


The problem is the description saying he was not wearing any parachute when he hit the ground. The main parachute is designed so it can be released if needed, but the reserve is not. When we jumped with chest-mounted reserves in the old days, they could be unclipped from the harness, but modern reserves cannot.

This was not reported as a tandem jump, so the video of the jump with the old lady isn't relevant beyond saying she obviously didn't want to jump and should not have been pushed out. I have ridden back down in the plane when a student decided they didn't want to jump. It didn't happen often, but there's no way I would have jumped while leaving a scared student behind.

If there was really no parachute or harness on the body at impact, I think this was a suicide.

/former Area Safety Officer, D-license holder, and FAI skydiving judge
 
2020-06-30 5:03:04 AM  
Quietly leave this here. First read about it as a kid in my uncle's boys own annual (Eagle if anyone curr)

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-s​t​ory-of-the-wwii-gunner-who-fell-22000-​feet-without-a-parachute-and-lived-201​6-4?IR=T
 
2020-06-30 5:06:26 AM  
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2020-06-30 5:13:28 AM  
Have you ever had that moment when you know you forgot something...
...but you just can't recall what it is?
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Ahh... what did I forget?
I know I forgot something.  Something important.
Did I remember to bring my keys?  Yup. Got 'em.
Wallet?  Ah, other pocket.  There it is.
Did I leave the rotisserie on?  Wait... I don't have one.

I'm sure the answer will hit me, when the time is right.
 
2020-06-30 5:30:11 AM  
Mmmm I think I can see what the problem was.
 
2020-06-30 6:43:23 AM  
The air rescue failed.
He was found after a ground search.
 
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