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KoЯsakoff

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#1 11 years ago

De Standaard OnlineParachute of crashed parachutist sabotaged.

Wednesday 22 november 2006 TONGEREN - A proffesional who examined the parachute of the recently killed parachutist found clues that the parachute was sabotaged. Therefor the local authorities are starting a courtial investigation. Saturday afternoon a 32 year old parachutist from Lier crashed down in a garden of a house on the Lijsterstraat in Opglabbeek. She was with eleven other jumpers. They were suppose to make a freefall till 1300m. but the main and reserve chute both failed.

The federal police and local police are still working on the case. Wednesday night a search for the chute's missing parts took place.

The 32-year old female had over 15 years of experience and more then 2000 jumps. She even filmed the jumped. Those images are currently also under investigation. No suspects have been arrested so far.

I can't imagine myself what kind of death that would be. Would you die mid air of fear or would you know everything till the last second? I hope they find the bastard who did it and do the same to him/her. A friend of mine joked about it, aslong as they don't land in my garden its all fine by me. Well I must say, the image in one's eyes who was a witness... Ugh..:barf:




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#2 11 years ago
Kođ»sakoff;3383411 Would you die mid air of fear or would you know everything till the last second?

Having experienced a severe hesitation on a reserve which had me under canopy below 100m (300 feet),I would say no to the first part and yes to the second.




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#3 11 years ago

Bad way to go. Hate to see the result of them landing near you. I can only wonder feeling you get when the parachute won't open and you know you're gonna be making a crater some where. :(




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#4 11 years ago

I wanna see that video




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#5 11 years ago

The almost certainly would ave exerience it all untill the last second... if it was indeed sabotage that would be extremly sad. Dying because of a faulty shute is bad enough but atleast you went doing what you like best (and died instantly) but murder...




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#6 11 years ago

Woah! PA-RIT-EE PAYN-FOOL




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#7 11 years ago

You're scared when your main fails, but at least for a moment she calmed down realizing that she had her reserve. When that failed, oh oh. There are things you're supposed to do, like aim for deep water and such. Unfortunately she either didn't know to do this, or didn't do it because she forgot.




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#8 11 years ago
RLt.W1982;3385024 There are things you're supposed to do, like aim for deep water and such. Unfortunately she either didn't know to do this, or didn't do it because she forgot.

Never heard that that would be a solution to a total,you understand that the fallrate is about 50 m/s or about 180 km/h?




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#9 11 years ago

Yeah, I've been on quite a few jumps myself.

Landing in water, so long as you can swim, is better than on hard land. You cross your legs tightly, cross your arms across your chest, and look up so that your head isn't snapped on impact. Point your toes, and hopefully you go in. I've heard of it working once. That's good enough for me.




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#10 11 years ago
RLt.W1982;3385071Yeah, I've been on quite a few jumps myself. Landing in water, so long as you can swim, is better than on hard land. You cross your legs tightly, cross your arms across your chest, and look up so that your head isn't snapped on impact. Point your toes, and hopefully you go in. I've heard of it working once. That's good enough for me.

She had a TOTAL afaik,nothing at all out.Your way might work with a streamer that slows the fallrate a bit,but good luck steering a streaming canopy.




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