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DTOXX  (A 42320)

Aug 27, 2002, 7:14 AM
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On an AFF1 jump at my local DZ Sunday the student was "caught" by the wind and hit the power lines. Power was knocked out to about 1500 and he was not injuryed beyond minor scraps and bruises.


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bivar  (B 42662)

Aug 27, 2002, 7:27 AM
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This is one lucky bastard.

BI


freeflir29  (D 10000000)

Aug 27, 2002, 8:14 AM
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"The wind just took me."


Did he say this with sincerity? Unsure


JDBoston  (D 26450)

Aug 27, 2002, 9:04 AM
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Yeah, those power lines can just kind of sneak up on you, what with the fact that they run in perfectly straight lines between tall poles and everything.

Joe


tombuch  (D 8514)

Aug 27, 2002, 9:49 AM
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Power was knocked out to about 1500 and he was not injuryed beyond minor scraps and bruises.

Keep us updated on this one. My question...Is the power company going to try and collect damages from the student or DZ? Sometimes they do. And the follow-up question is will USPA insurance cover the charge.

-tom buchanan


Scoby  (A 41205)

Aug 27, 2002, 1:12 PM
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Heh, that dropzone is just down the road from where I jump. I don't know how it is over your way, but we'd really have to be trying hard to hit any obstacles.


Gravitymaster  (D License)

Aug 27, 2002, 3:35 PM
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And his last name is "Dang" ........sorta appropriate.


christoofar  (A 40633)

Aug 27, 2002, 5:46 PM
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Is that a prison he was trying to avoid (look at the fence in the picture)?


DTOXX  (A 42320)

Aug 27, 2002, 7:48 PM
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LOL No its not a prison.. Its funny you ask since there is a prison very close by. This is the fence at the edge of the airport... On my first AFF jump I choose a slight cross wind landing in order to avoid this fence. Tongue


ScottCargill

Sep 1, 2002, 4:49 PM
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I don't know about trying REAL hard, but I was just out there yesterday. I talked to a couple of the guys that were involved, including the one with his smiley face in news photo. The Landing zone is a good 1/4 mile north east of where he went down, He not only had to fly forever to get to where the power lines were, but in doing so he passed a dozen spots he could have put it down inbetween.



Dunno what he was thinking, but I kid you not he flew that wing a LONG ways to get to that fence line.


Luminous  (D 19251)

Sep 3, 2002, 7:33 AM
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In reply to:
"The wind just took me."


Did he say this with sincerity? Unsure


He had to choose between that or "I fucked up.".



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