Red Devils in Whitehaven Airshow mid-air parachute drama

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Red Devils in Whitehaven Airshow mid-air parachute drama

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Post by Raffles » Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:44 am

A Red Devil parachutist had a lucky escape when his chute failed to open during an airshow - but a team-mate caught him in mid-air.
The Army freefall parachute display team was performing at the Whitehaven Air Show in Cumbria on Friday night when the parachute failed.
Pictures on social media show the men coming down together and crashing into the harbour waters....


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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:01 am

Very lucky indeed. Shows you what can be done.



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Post by Raffles » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:20 am

Dunno what their protocols are, but IIRC if your main canopy fouls up, you cut away and deploy the reserve.

But WELL DONE anyway I think he owes his buddy more than a couple of beers.

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