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MrLarson
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Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
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She must be living right.

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The woman, who’d been skydiving before, made her solo leap with the Parachutisme Adrenaline operation, and Demers said he soon saw her falling faster than anyone else around her.

That’s because, per Demers, neither her main chute nor her backup chute opened up. The woman landed in a cluster of trees, coming out of the plummet with multiple fractures, including broken vertebrae.

Still, cops say she’s not at risk of dying. Parachutisme Adrenaline is staying mum during the investigation, which police say is looking into whether there was any criminal negligence.


idlewatcher
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re: Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
Incredible. She should play the lotto too with that luck.


Ryan3232
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re: Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
Gracefully landed in some trees


lsupride87
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She must be living right.

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Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet
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coming out of the plummet with multiple fractures, including broken vertebrae.
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777Tiger
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Someone has some ‘splainin’ to do, with these modern chutes if you can cram in it to pack it’s going to deploy


MrLarson
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Gracefully landed in some trees


Doing 122 mph and hitting some trees

I wonder what kind of fuel mileage she was getting


lsupride87
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She should play the lotto too with that luck.
We have very different definitions of luck


This is like the "God is great" people who will respond on facebook about this story


Personally, God would be alot greater if he just let the parachute open sparing her the 5,000 foot fall and broken back
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I wonder what kind of fuel mileage she was getting



About tree fiddy.

I am sorry.


jbgleason
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re: Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
I have a friend who has had two major chute failures in her first 60 jumps. An unheard of failure rate. I convinced her to quit jumping.


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I have a friend who has had two major chute failures in her first 60 jumps. An unheard of failure rate. I convinced her to quit jumping.



Surprised it doesn't read, "had a friend".


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keyboard_warrior9
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Thats such a tramatic experience, I wish the media wood just leaf her alone

eta: or at least branch out to her relatives instead of her
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EveryoneGetsATrophy
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re: Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
Must of had big boobs


ATrillionaire
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re: Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
A 5000ft dive sounds both lame and dangerous. That's not high at all.


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Incredible. She should play the lotto too with that luck.


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That’s because, per Demers, neither her main chute nor her backup chute opened up. The woman landed in a cluster of trees, coming out of the plummet with multiple fractures, including broken vertebrae. 


Nothing says luck like having your chute not deploy and render you likely paralyzed.

"But she survived!"


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Shexter
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A 5000ft dive sounds both lame and dangerous. That's not high at all.



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A typical altitude might be around 13,000 feet (4,000 meters), which gives the jumper about 60 seconds of free fall -- the term used in skydiving to describe the moment the jumper exits the plane.


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reggo75
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re: Woman's Parachute Fails To Open And She Falls 5,000 Feet(And Lives)
If she was jumping alone she was most likely a licensed skydiver (not a student) and had her own parachute.

Her parachute and reserve both failed to open. This means she was either unconscious, incredibly unlucky, or just hard headed... Both of those parachutes that must be pulled to deploy with the only exception being if she had an AAD on her reserve.

Most skydivers pack their own main parachute but reserves are required to be packed by a certified rigger and repacked upon expiration. I can understand maybe the main didn't open but the reserve? Highly unlikely that it was pulled and did not open.

I would like to know more about her jump history (the article said she had jumped before) and what exactly happened between the time she exited the plane and the time she hit the ground.

This was also in Canada so maybe their rules and regulations are different up there.


EveryoneGetsATrophy
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Thats taking the "mile high club" to extremes. She'll be on a short list.


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High C
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NC_Tigah
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“We watched all the way to the end,” a fellow skydiver about to make her own jump says. “We were very worried. Very.”
Well that fellow skydiver about to make her own jump is a master of understatement.


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