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2022-05-24 5:28:51 PM  
I can't find my Youtube video, "Ain't no Such Thing as Gravity (Just buoyancy)."
 
2022-05-24 6:04:55 PM  
Why?  It clearly didn't work last time.
 
2022-05-24 9:09:05 PM  
Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?
 
2022-05-24 9:18:47 PM  

Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?


monkeypox!
haven't you been paying attention?
 
2022-05-24 10:22:53 PM  

elvisaintdead: Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?

monkeypox!
haven't you been paying attention?


You don't just bounce back from something like this.
 
2022-05-25 1:10:19 AM  

Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?


Humpty-Dumpty was pushed.
Humpty Dumpty was Pushed
Youtube 4Jziq_o0iVc
 
2022-05-25 1:10:30 AM  
....there was a complication with the primary parachute....

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2022-05-25 1:17:59 AM  
Pffft.

The THEORY of Gravity.

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Teach the Controversy
 
2022-05-25 1:37:54 AM  
We hate stupid
 
2022-05-25 1:39:38 AM  

Sub Human: elvisaintdead: Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?

monkeypox!
haven't you been paying attention?

You don't just bounce back from something like this.


That's bananas
 
2022-05-25 1:44:03 AM  
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2022-05-25 1:54:41 AM  
Gravity is a THEORY! How do those scientists know it really works?
 
2022-05-25 2:00:40 AM  
Blood on the risers LYRICS (Gory gory what a helluva way to die)
Youtube 5HtVYr9aKRM
 
2022-05-25 2:11:06 AM  
I'm sure thoughts and prayers will be more than sufficient.
 
2022-05-25 2:13:02 AM  
It's more fun when we pretend:

Was she murdered beforehand, but the murderer needed the chute to fail to obscure forensic evidence of the murder?  Was the backup chute disabled?  Hence the investigation.
 
2022-05-25 2:14:18 AM  

Zipf: It's more fun when we pretend:

Was she murdered beforehand, but the murderer needed the chute to fail to obscure forensic evidence of the murder?  Was the backup chute disabled?  Hence the investigation.


It happened on an episode of CSI!
 
2022-05-25 2:35:02 AM  
"The freefall portion of the skydive was uneventful;"

Well, the freefall portion doesn't really rely on your gear working.  I mean, if you clear the plane without getting clipped by a wing or propeller the freefall part is usually pretty easy.
 
2022-05-25 3:08:19 AM  

Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?


To see if if was caused by a drug or medical issue.

There was a skydiving death here in Sweden some years ago, where one of the contributing factors was a heart muscle inflammation. It probably led to a few critical seconds of unconsciousness during a violent malfunction.
 
2022-05-25 4:44:51 AM  

GalFisk: Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?

To see if if was caused by a drug or medical issue.

There was a skydiving death here in Sweden some years ago, where one of the contributing factors was a heart muscle inflammation. It probably led to a few critical seconds of unconsciousness during a violent malfunction.


Don't they use automatic altimeters now days, or is that just to wimpy for these people?
 
2022-05-25 5:27:24 AM  
Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?
 
2022-05-25 5:42:43 AM  

Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?


Truly preventable death if she had been wearing a helmet....
 
2022-05-25 6:17:14 AM  
"The freefall portion of the skydive was uneventful;

But the dismount tho?
 
2022-05-25 6:24:12 AM  
I'd have gone with the "why would someone jump out of a perfectly good airplane" quote, but the Hitchhikers Guide quote works too!
 
2022-05-25 6:33:08 AM  

ProfessorTerguson: Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?

Truly preventable death if she had been wearing a helmet....

Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?

Truly preventable death if she had been wearing a helmet.... gotten the vaccine.


/ too soon?
 
2022-05-25 6:44:37 AM  

DigitalDirt: GalFisk: Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?

To see if if was caused by a drug or medical issue.

There was a skydiving death here in Sweden some years ago, where one of the contributing factors was a heart muscle inflammation. It probably led to a few critical seconds of unconsciousness during a violent malfunction.

Don't they use automatic altimeters now days, or is that just to wimpy for these people?


We use automatic activation devices, which open the reserve container if we pass a certain altitude exceeding a certain velocity. They can help in some situations, but not all. IIRC in this case the activation speed was reached too close to the ground after cutting away.

We also have a reserve static line, designed to pull the reserve pin if the main canopy is cut away, but jumpers can decide to disconnect it before jumping in some situations, and it had been in this case.
 
2022-05-25 7:10:30 AM  

HoratioGates: "The freefall portion of the skydive was uneventful;"

Well, the freefall portion doesn't really rely on your gear working.  I mean, if you clear the plane without getting clipped by a wing or propeller the freefall part is usually pretty easy.


Sounds like the free fall portion was quite eventful after a certain altitude.
 
2022-05-25 7:37:26 AM  
 
2022-05-25 7:54:11 AM  
He family said "She made an impact in all our lives. Everywhere she went, she left a deep impression. This tragedy has left us all feeling flat."
 
2022-05-25 9:10:17 AM  

resident dystopian: "The freefall portion of the skydive was uneventful;

But the dismount tho?


She stuck it.
 
2022-05-25 9:17:23 AM  
She chose to step out of a perfectly working airplane that wasn't on fire.

/She found out
 
2022-05-25 9:37:06 AM  

Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?


Her butt?
 
2022-05-25 9:37:19 AM  

DigitalDirt: GalFisk: Jake Havechek: Not a lot of information in that article.  Why would you need an autopsy for a death like this?

To see if if was caused by a drug or medical issue.

There was a skydiving death here in Sweden some years ago, where one of the contributing factors was a heart muscle inflammation. It probably led to a few critical seconds of unconsciousness during a violent malfunction.

Don't they use automatic altimeters now days, or is that just to wimpy for these people?


AADs are pretty much the norm these days, but they have a preset altitude and speed. It is possible to have a partial chute deployment that slows you enough so as to not trigger the AAD but still have you falling fast enough that the impact with the ground will cause serious injury. (I am not saying that is the case here, just pointing out an example of why it might not deploy.)
 
2022-05-25 11:03:18 AM  
It wasn't the fall that killed her...

It was the sudden stop at the end.
 
2022-05-25 1:49:54 PM  
FTFA: An autopsy is pending

I'm going to guess ...

srb68: It was the sudden stop at the end.


Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?


I'm guessing dirt and rocks.
 
2022-05-25 2:44:13 PM  

Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?


I did not impact the ground, but I did once have a partial chute failure (it failed to fully deploy and put me into a flat spin). And the only thing going through my mind was a review of everything I had learned about what to do in this situation. Fortunately I was able to get my chute to fully deploy, at about 1500', about two seconds before I was going to cut away and go for my reserve. It was only after deployment that my mind stopped to think about exactly what happened. And then I got the cold sweats and the shakes.
 
2022-05-25 5:38:59 PM  

Mock26: Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?

I did not impact the ground, but I did once have a partial chute failure (it failed to fully deploy and put me into a flat spin). And the only thing going through my mind was a review of everything I had learned about what to do in this situation. Fortunately I was able to get my chute to fully deploy, at about 1500', about two seconds before I was going to cut away and go for my reserve. It was only after deployment that my mind stopped to think about exactly what happened. And then I got the cold sweats and the shakes.


All y'all are missing the joke. It's supposed to be "Dunno, but a second later it was the ground/her feet/her ass".
 
2022-05-25 6:49:00 PM  
One summer day when I was probably around ten, we visited my grandmother. On the way home, passing a rural airport, we saw parachutists jumping from a circling plane. It was exciting for us farm kids. My dad stopped and we watched for a while. The next day we read of an accident of someone's chute failing. I didn't see this happen but only remember that it did happen.
 
2022-05-25 8:28:07 PM  

Robinfro: Mock26: Robinfro: Man...can you imagine what must've been going through her head?

I did not impact the ground, but I did once have a partial chute failure (it failed to fully deploy and put me into a flat spin). And the only thing going through my mind was a review of everything I had learned about what to do in this situation. Fortunately I was able to get my chute to fully deploy, at about 1500', about two seconds before I was going to cut away and go for my reserve. It was only after deployment that my mind stopped to think about exactly what happened. And then I got the cold sweats and the shakes.

All y'all are missing the joke. It's supposed to be "Dunno, but a second later it was the ground/her feet/her ass".


Oh, I got the joke. I just thought I would offer a perspective from someone who has had an issue with their parachute opening properly.
 
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