Sep 30, 2002, 12:53 PM
Post #1 of 9
Should have chopped it
I didn't see the opening portion but a lower jump numbered akydiver had the pilot chute tangled in the right side line set causing the slider to be stuck about 2/3 of the way up. When the skydiver in question tried to flare she dropped out of the sky and bounced hard on her tail bone. She was able to walk from the landing area and meet the ambulance over by the hanger. From the ground it looked like she was under canopy at least by 1600 feet or so, kinda low to chop. For all I know she was under canpoy higher than that. One would assume a control check, if performed, would have revealed the canopy to be unlandable without incident.
Yup. By the way, I did two skydives on saturday, the second one being a four way vid of Cory, Whit, Murph, and Alaska Jim. Was cool. Where were you and yer partner in crime this weeked? Saturday was bad ass - sunny, warm, 8 to 12 mph wind out of the north.