Tangled Paratrooper’s Close Brush With Death

first published on March 7, 2016 by

Not being a Jumpmaster, I am unsure of what caused this paratrooper to become tangled and towed by the aircraft, but in many instances, it doesn’t turn out well for the jumper. Thankfully, his arms were not caught in the lines and he was able to maintain consciousness. He was also lucky in that his parachute inflated once he was freed from the plane. Whether the fault lies with the soldier who inspected him or the rigger who packed his chute, someone is deserving of a swift kick to the groin.