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+37 1. mydixiewrecked commented 10 years ago

wow that could have been way worse. He got lucky. I love his reaction once he realizes hes going into the trees.
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+7 2. dragonon commented 10 years ago

Nature: ... No, I ain't kidding! why so serious!
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+18 3. RetroGrade77 commented 10 years ago

Any experienced jumpers here on Snotr? Was that his group we see off in the distance? If it is why is he so far behind them? It only took him two seconds to jump once his Soldiers were clear. Did he mess up or did the pilot or crew screw up the drop point? Or does that just happen sometimes? I would enjoy an intelligent analysis of this if any are available. Thanks.
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+3 4. beerholder commented 10 years ago

Love the nervous laughter. That's the laugh of a daredevil cheating death.
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+4 5. FootballMadMan commented 10 years ago

Either this guy has extreme accuracy or he went wrong on a major scale..
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+6 6. Flox commented 10 years ago

#3 Yes, that's his group ^^
He didn't get any horizontal momentum when he jumped. And since he had a round parachute instead of an arced one, he pretty much had to fall in the same direction for the entire fall. =)
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+3 7. MindTrick commented 10 years ago

Couldn't help but laugh along with the guy at the end, of relief :D
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+3 8. PaterSin commented 10 years ago

#3 2 secounds in a moving plane is a lot of distance u'll travel, depending on the plane of course
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+2 9. Oddi commented 10 years ago

#3 without any practical experience on the matter..i assume he opened his parachute himself a bit later while those on the troops open more quick from the rope attached to plane
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+14 10. Bigdog1971 commented 10 years ago

I used to be a Paratrooper in the Australian Army. On a couple of occasions I have been in the same predicament :(

As I see it, what happened here is a combination of a couple of errors;
The Pilots were a bit late in activation of the "green" clear to jump light, this can be confirmed by the group you see off in the distance that were part of his "stick" (the term for a group of static line jumpers) were also over about the centre of the DZ (drop zone) so they were already out the door a bit late, the later out the door the further up the DZ.
Secondly, the guy with the camera that found himself in the woods, he was a bit slow in getting out the door, only 2 seconds but at about 100kts, which is what the aircraft would have been doing, 2 seconds is a long way along the ground. its actually 50m per second. So these two points combined causes old mate to end up in trees. Hes also a very lucky boy.. :S
Actually I just watched it again, he was 3 seconds getting out the door after the last bloke. Once he realised his predicament he immediately started trying to "steer" the chute, he does this by pulling on the "risers" in the direction that he wants to go, now these this do not steer very well, imagine driving your car with 4 flat tyres! you can achieve about 6 knots of forward drive with the risers.