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Date: 05/08/13 04:21 PM

27 Responses to Army Paratrooper Gets Sucked Out Of Plane

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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    Link: Army Paratrooper Gets Sucked Out Of Plane - Accidental Reserve Parachute Deployment in Plane
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    hope hes ok. at least he had a parachute.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm
    SPROINGGGGG! That was amusing.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    That`s why it`s important to make sure your chute is packed properly and never piss off the riggers.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    That really sucks. (get it?)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Just to be ubber-picky, he was pulled out, not sucked out.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    that`s what she said
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm
    Lol... Damn, I`ve seen a lot of crazy poo happen out of all my jumps, but never that.

    @whodat

    %100 correct. Riggers might piss you off, but on jump day they`re your best friends.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    May 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    You bring up a good question Gerry. Is it better to be sucked out or is it better to pull out?
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    Gravity Check...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm
    @Kegomatix I have seen a reserve open in a climbing C-182 with an open door. Oh man, we all jumped on it. The problems with the reserve are (1) It`s on a spring (2) it`s designed to catch air quickly (3) you can`t cut away (4) if it gets into the airflow you are leaving the aircraft and not necessarily cleanly through the doorway (5) Cessnas don`t fly well missing a tail
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    "That`s why it`s important to make sure your chute is packed properly and never piss off the riggers."

    Both he and his buddy/JM should have inspected the reserve pin and loop prior to boarding. I think the accidental deployment may have been caused by something snagging on the D-ring.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    May 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    I call BS. They didn`t seem to be too surprised by it.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    May 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm
    @draculya

    That`s crazy. We were always taught how to handle that situation, glad we never had to.

    @freddyferret

    There isn`t a damn thing they could have done about it. Their reaction doesn`t surprise me at all.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 9, 2013 at 12:09 am
    Must be kinda weird kneeling on an open porch attached to an airplane doing 250 knots.
    Y`know?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2013 at 12:36 am
    "Must be kinda weird kneeling on an open porch attached to an airplane doing 250 knots.
    Y`know?" My wife did that, standing on the ramp open of a flying C130 with no chute. Her safety brief was "If you fall out spread your arms and legs out and one of the lads will come get you". LOL, Philippines. Divorce is illegal there.
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    Shinymetal Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2013 at 4:53 am
    That guy shot out so fast he probably blacked out from the G-force on his brain and circulatory systems. Maybe even some dislocated shoulders.
    That is fun to watch on replay. Keep clicking right before it happens and watch how hard it rips him out of there! Hope that dude is alright.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 8:05 am
    That`s why it`s important to make sure your chute is packed properly and never piss off the riggers.
    Reserve `chute might not have been packed by him. The reserves are spring-loaded to ensure that they deploy 100% of the time, they are so powerful that if it had opened inside the plane it would have likely killed them all. I have my solo certificate but even I can`t pack the reserve, it takes a specially trained person to do that.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 8:07 am
    Must be kinda weird kneeling on an open porch attached to an airplane doing 250 knots.
    They cut the engine when someone is jumping, so they are slowed down a bit. It`s exhilarating climbing out though and dangling thousands of feet above ground. :-)
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 8:12 am
    Hope the poor fella wasn`t over water.
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    pladius Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 8:45 am
    It happened a week ago, US Army at it`s finest. It was a MC-6 reserve (you can see the red handle).

    @Draculya the funny part is, he is a JM.
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    Keyh Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2013 at 9:03 am
    "Just to be ubber-picky, he was pulled out, not sucked out."

    Just to be even more picky, he slowed down and the plane left without him.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 9:13 am
    Here is a little info:
    "An army paratrooper from 5th SFG accidentally deploys his reserve parachute inside the plane. The solider sustained no serious injuries, but landed 30 miles from the intended drop zone."

    Source
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    May 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    Just to be even more picky, he slowed down and the plane left without him.
    Ha - this. Hilarious.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 9, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Keyh: Sharp comment of the day for me!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    Looks like he was the JM, he was looking for the drop zone...

    @patchgrabber - Yeah, the riggers pack everything in the military as far as I know. The only guys who pack their own are SF who do HALO & HAHO jumps, but their chutes are still inspected by a rigger before the jump.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    May 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    For you, Shinymetal:

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