Discussion in 'Fallen Special Operators' started by Florida173, Dec 17, 2010.
This is a distributed Fatality Bulletin of a recent static line jumpmaster fatally wounded.
Blue Skies, Chief, but seriously you had to go out like that?
Hate to see training accidents, this one was preventable.
Rest easy. I have no words for this.....
top end of jump level gusty winds, and a downwind drift/ PLF on concrete... this was wholly preventable. RIP Chief.
Terrible...Rest in Peace, Chief.
Awful story. Rest In Peace, Chief.
Damn hate to hear something like this.
The DZSO has to make the call. Winds over 13 knots require a ten minute wait, and then checking again. If the wind is still over 13 knots, a third reading is required. If on the third reading the winds exceed 13, the DZSO can cancel the drop.
I have been pressured to allow jumps, but I have made the call to cancel under dangerous conditions.
I have also landed when I know damn well that ground winds were above 13.
RIP, jumper. It could have been prevented.
My last jump with 5th Group we jumped into high winds; when it came time to land I turned into the wind but it felt like the wind was pushing so hard on the front of my 'chute that it was making it collapse... I don't even know if that's possible but that's what it seemed like. I knew I was either going to hit the road or the trees, and I didn't want to do that back-first. I turned and ended up running with the wind, which of course increased my speed.
Worse yet, when I got close to the ground I knew I was going to hit the road and it was going to hurt, so I reached for the ground. I did the worst PLF ever onto the DZ boundary road, got dragged on my back and on my belly, had to pop both risers because the wind was so bad, and somewhere along the line my reserve got popped and was trailing on the ground behind me. From the report it sounds like I did some of the same things that the chief (RIP) did. I was very lucky to escape with only a destroyed uniform and some scuffed knees and elbows. It could have been a lot worse.
I just read this thread now ... I feel sorry for the fatal accident, but I wonder why T-10 parachute instead of MC1-B or C because the jump was carried out near the runway of the aircraft, as MC1-B or C is more easy manoeuvrable in the event of shit under your feet. We use the T-10 parachute only to jump into the sea (you can see in my posts). If you have strong wind and no MC1-B or C parachute, shit comes to the fan...
RIP my firend
RIP, Godspeed, PBS....
Just saw this myself, sad news on many levels here. Rest In God's Peace Chief.
I know many 180A's but I can't for the life of me find the NOK info.
Please post the specifics of the WO's death.
That's pretty damned awful. RIP mate.
Will anyone say what group/unit this was? We have moved past the MC-1, and SF-10 to MC-6. Even conventional airborne units are using the T-11 now. I think any of these newer chutes, while still resulting in an injury may have greatly reduced the sevcrity. Another sad aspect of the whole thing.
I believe when it says "A USASOC Soldier was fatally injured..." that the unit could possibly be just that.
Attached is the original that most of you guys should have gotten from your J3 Air
Well said.... MC-6 is very fast chute...sometimes (personnel not trained well and strong wind) might to be more dangerous. My buddy last year (not FOLGORE paratrooper but GUARDIA DI FINANZA not expert) broke his leg in five points since landed with the wind reaching the relative speed of at least 40 kmh, it was fortunate that he did not die. It became clear that completely missed the landing, the famous refusal of landing. sometimes shit happens