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Friday Freakout: Skydiver Has Premature Parachute Opening In Middle Of 14-Way Formation


Friday Freakout: Skydiver Has Premature Parachute Opening In Middle Of 14-Way Formation

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A skydiver has a premature opening in the middle of a 14-way formation skydive. Yikes!

It’s unclear from the footage exactly what caused the premature opening, but you can see the jumper has an unstable dock and ends up on his back, and the pilot chute was already out of the BOC by the time he flips onto his belly.

Needless to say, this could have been MUCH worse had there been a collision or entanglement with another jumper as premie opened.

Maybe it was a loose BOC, or his hackey got caught on something, or the pilot chute wasn’t fully tucked into the BOC and caught some air when he was on his back, or….?

Can you see anything in the footage that I might have missed? Let us know below.

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  1. gpeter1981

    May 11, 2018 at 8:11 pm


  2. Veganetics !

    May 11, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Is this from Skydive Perris?

  3. thayr

    May 12, 2018 at 1:30 am

    I'm a newer jumper, had only two group jumps and stuff like this scares me. I really don't want to be gift wrapped by someone's canopy. For now I prefer solo or small group jumps.

  4. lawfreefly

    May 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    No who was doing an AFF in the middle of a 14 way?

  5. joe bob

    May 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

    at least he was belly flying with somewhat ok body position and nobody above him when that happen……

  6. Lawndart Productions

    May 16, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    How does one submit a vid? Got a toggle fire, diving line twists to cutaway vid i think some would enjoy. Blue Skies!

  7. Runboy Fly

    May 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm


  8. Dan Forster

    June 4, 2018 at 6:50 am

    exit nice then when they break it's like a bunch of AFF students bodies everywhere.

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