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Their bad luck was in having parachutes that failed. Their good luck was in somehow surviving nonetheless. There are a lot of these stories. Part of the reason for that is that in the majority of these cases the parachute came out, it just didn't fully open. Such a streaming parachute does slow a skydiver to some extent.
So instead of hitting the ground at miles per hour, maybe they hit it at 40, 60, or 80 miles per hour. Since there are so many of these stories, we'll only describe a few examples here, which are either particularly well documented or have some interesting aspect. In September ofGeorge Bushor, described as a one-armed aeronaut, ascended in a balloon with the intention of descending by parachute.
However the parachute failed to operate properly so he cut loose at about 2, feet and fell into a pond.
The Manchester Union A research on skydiving that he "came down with lightning rapidity and created consternation among the several hundred spectators who witnessed the incident.
Bushor was rescued by several park employees in a boat and was found to be uninjured. He made another jump later the same day. See the full story from the Manchester Union. In February ofRay Noury was a radio operator flying as a right waist gunner on a B mission to Regensberg, Germany when the aircraft was hit by flak after the bomb run.
Slowed by the damage, the B was attacked by German fighters. The right outside engine was burning as Noury attempted to help the ball turret gunner out of his jammed turret. The aircraft exploded before Noury had a chance to fully attach his parachute.
Noury fell an estimated 15, feet with a tattered and ineffective parachute, hit a ski slope, and slid about half a mile. A wedding party saw the incident and searched for survivors, but did not discover Noury until the following day.
Everyone else on the crew died.
After a short hospital stay Noury was sent to a prisoner of war camp. Dave Hodgman Victoria, Australia: In March of Dave Hodgman jumped at 12, feet as part of a group that was attempting to build a formation. He was unable to reach the group and moved away. When he opened his parachute at around 2, feet he did not realize he was below another jumper, who also did not realize he was there.
The other jumper, named Frank, was just opening his own chute at the time. His body collided with Dave, knocking him out and tangling with his lines. Frank had no control and the two came down between some cars in a packed-gravel parking lot.
Dave was badly injured but returned to jumping within three months. There is a photo of the fall. Charles Williams Malindi, Kenya: In October of Irish Guard Lt. Charlie Williams fell 3, feet headfirst with his feet caught in the cords of his tangled parachute.
He was unable to pull his reserve. He thought he was going to die but was saved when he plunged through the corrugated roof of a well-placed hut.
In August of recreational skydiver Christine McKenzie jumped at 11, feet but her main parachute didn't open. She tried her reserve and it released, but several lines broke and it never fully deployed.
As she spun toward the ground she hit some power lines, which slowed her fall.Skyline organises sponsored charity jumps.
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