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Man goes up in skydiving plane, forgets one thing...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by markvid, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. markvid

    markvid Guest

    ...a chute.

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Didn't seem like he forgot anything. Sounds like he wanted to go that way. Pathetic. Imagine being the homeowner trying to collect from his family's insurer. Sad.
  3. markvid

    markvid Guest

    A radio report I heard on the way home made it sound like he had a camera to document things for the divers and got carried away and went anyway.
  4. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    I have a hard time believing someone could be THAT stupid... that, in their zeal to capture a shot, they took a header out of a plane with the proper equipment.

    But then again, there are some damn stupid people. If it was an accident, and not suicide, then I think we've got a Darwin Award candidate.
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    The more digging I did...I'm now betting suicide.

  6. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    So how long before the video guy's film comes up on youtube? Two days? It's with police. I'm sure it won't be leaked.
  7. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    Huh. General Schwarzenegger as an emergency contact? Nope.. no red flag there.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    He obviously never watched Point Break.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the survival rate is from parachute failure. You hear about people surviving impact on occasion — extremely fucked-up, but alive.

    Maybe they get lucky and hit a tree to break their fall. Or maybe a skilled diver can position his body so he comes in at an angle and dissipates his momentum by hitting the surface and tumbling. At any rate, I'm amazed whenever a "streamer" (the nastiest cuss word in Airborne school, BTW) lives to tell the tale.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If he hadn't forgotten his inflatable raft and Asian sidekick, he would have survived.
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