Parachute Hang Up

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+23 1. rustam567 commented 10 years ago

seems like he was unconcious for most of the video. anybody understand what went wrong exactly?
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+29 2. nooitaf (admin) commented 10 years ago

i like how they solved the problem :D
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+29 3. Sindry commented 10 years ago

well, talk about hanging by a tread :D
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+30 4. cincodemayo commented 10 years ago

looks like they attached another parachute to the top of the line for him. nice save.
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+25 5. CrackrJak commented 10 years ago

Why couldn't they have just reeled him back inside the plane ?
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+22 6. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

#5 becaue he was stuck to a cord wich is not attached to any motor to pull him back..only 2 sollutions..cut him off..and let him use his reserve chute (wich was already ripped of his backpack) or attach a new chute to the cord wich instantly come off.
They jump off and this cord pulls the chute..he almost got ripped of his complete gear..so..safty gear chute :P
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+9 7. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 10 years ago

#5 because they have more confidence in the back up parachute! XD
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+7 8. A-Rowdy commented 10 years ago

How NOT to be a soldier ^^
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+20 9. laughingscorpion commented 10 years ago

f that happened to me, I'd probably have had to change my pants, afterward. :P It would be WAY better with sound...at least on the ground.
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+13 10. Usdevildoggmc commented 10 years ago

#1 - Not unconscious, imagine the force of the wind blowing on him??? and 1 of his arms was tangled up in the strings from what i saw at the beginning... but the reason he got stuck is notice the first jumper... that black thick line that pulls his parachute out is supposed to hook off of the guy and the 2nd jumper that hook got stuck on his pack... notice they show it at 2:10

Also notice how far away the first jumper's chute is from the soldier.... this shows some amazing quick ass improvising on the soldiers on the plane's part, they needed to attach another parachute to that line to save his life... the soldier hanging on the string from the plane could not tell wtf was going on because of all the wind hitting him so hard... I bet the couple seconds he started to fall he probably was thinking OMFG this is it... but his life was saved CLOSE ONE! :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|) :(|)
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+10 11. Urihep commented 10 years ago

"We can't have him hanging here. Cut him loose!"
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+3 12. Dubsteppah commented 10 years ago

I swear he was knocked out
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+9 13. Reaperdaddy commented 10 years ago

i cant imagine myself hanging there like this guy... wow, you just must have your whole life flashing in your head and the worse part is that he had 2 minutes to think about it and imagine how he could die... freaky...
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+9 14. thundercash commented 10 years ago

Package delivered + 10 bags of shit Bonus >:)
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+12 15. EagleEyes commented 10 years ago

He was not unconscious! He gave a thumbs up @0:54 :)
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+7 16. Calvinius commented 10 years ago

Well at least he landed safely, and that´s all that matters! :P
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+8 17. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

Next problem he might encounter is that his chute is not steerable..and down there is the Autobahn >:)
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+4 18. Rathor commented 10 years ago

You can only say: oh, shit!
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+2 19. kaleemsaudia commented 10 years ago

hahahahhaa #18
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+5 20. cotter69 commented 10 years ago

Weeeeeeeee!... Aaaaaaarrrgghh!
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+6 21. Severd_nerv commented 10 years ago

GERONIM--OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
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+3 22. USAnumber1 commented 10 years ago

#15 Good job....you do have "eagle eyes".
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+3 23. badboy007 commented 10 years ago

i wish i did not switch internet provider now some of the videos are not playing :(
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+5 24. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

I wonder where in Europe this took place.
It looks like they tied an emergency-type chute to the line.
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-4 25. Gochella commented 10 years ago

did he died? no.. for real ?!
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+5 26. Bobski commented 10 years ago

This happened in the UK by the look of the soldier's uniform and the traffic below driving on the left hand side. Most probably the Parachute regiment training.
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+5 27. saltshouse commented 10 years ago

The ultimate cure for constipation
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-6 28. smi commented 10 years ago

Person A: So, what are you doing?
Person B: Oh, nothing, just hanging up?
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+4 29. richxdeath commented 10 years ago

wow that guy was lucky
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+4 30. huldu commented 10 years ago

Join the army. It'll be fun!
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0 31. Highmeadow commented 10 years ago

I thought he was going to have to learn to run real fast when they landed the plane. :D
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+2 32. plurft commented 10 years ago

#1 Static parachuters use a breakaway system consisting of threads with a certain resistance or a device that breaks away when more than a certain force is applied to it.

The mistake in this scenario is either that the chute is not packed according to manual or the procedure by the soldier.
In the first case the mistake was that was made has something to do with the metal breakaway device. If you look closely at 2:11 you see a hoop around the device. This hoop is either not supposed to be thereor got a too though resistance.

In the second case it might be correctly packed, but the soldier did not jump long so ther was not enough force applied in this to the hoop and the device so the hoop did not break.

This has nothing to do with the soldiers skill, either a weak moment by the guys packing the chutes or a unlucky jump by the soldier.