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#251456 - 10/01/07 07:10 PM Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall
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Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall

An Italian parachutist survived a 2,000 feet fall without a scratch after his parachute failed and he landed in a ploughed field. Luigi Petroni, 53, jumped from an airplane in Medulin, Croatia, when both his main and reserve parachute failed as he plunged to the ground.

He was taken to hospital but released after doctors said he had no injuries at all. A hospital spokesman said: “It is amazing that he is still alive.”

Live and let live

#251458 - 10/01/07 08:20 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: Short]
I'm sure there's far more to this story than has been reported. I heard of someone surviving after they fell into a deep snow drift, but even then they weren't totally uninjured.

#251460 - 10/01/07 08:34 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: ]
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An article in a different language says he came down in a ploughed field.
Live and let live

#251465 - 10/01/07 09:32 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: Short]
Assuming he was falling at somewhere around 120mph and that the ridges of earth were 1 ft high so that he probably fell max 2 ft after initial impact, that's still an awful lot of deceleration for the body to cope with.

#251467 - 10/01/07 09:48 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: ]
Rykat Offline
If he hit the ground like the sky diver in the picture...uh...they musta pulled him out with a mouthful of...of...his own a**! sick laugh
GOP - The Party of Lincoln.

#251495 - 10/02/07 11:00 AM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: Rykat]
Amanda Syme Offline
That's not the first story of skydivers surviving the fall without a chute. Read about one earlier this year (I think it was then) in Australia or New Zealand.

#251500 - 10/02/07 11:47 AM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: Amanda Syme]
Surviving is one thing. Having absolutely no injuries is another.

#251515 - 10/02/07 01:35 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: ]
divingcowgirl Offline
Reaper! That wasn't you in the picture was it???
Take the road less traveled

#251565 - 10/02/07 07:34 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: divingcowgirl]
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Guys, Guys!!! P U L E E S E!!!!

He came down with his main fully inflated, trailing his un- inflated reserve!

He did a static line jump, where you are connected to the plane and it pulls your canopy out for you. He exited in an unstable flip, right through his deploying main canopy. It functioned just fine, but he panicked and pulled his reserve. It functioned properly, and he's lucky it didn't wrap with his main. He landed just fine under his main, trailing his reserve like a bedsheet.

Lucky bastard...he came close to really screwing the pooch!

Now...on to no parachute out...instant death. So don't ever believe these stoooopid news reports of..."His parachutes both failed, but he lived"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And no Spurs, that photo was taken at Empuriabrava, Spain, a great DZ on the water at the South of Spain right on the French border. One of my favorite places to jump, right after San Pedro!!!!

#251569 - 10/02/07 08:01 PM Re: Parachutist survives 2,000-ft fall [Re: reaper]
Amanda Syme Offline
don't you just hate it when a pro comes in and bursts your "I just can't believe it" bubble?

Thanks for the lesson Reaper.

When you heading back down for a REAL visit? Not til the Boogie?

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