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Parachute Malfunction | National Geographic

A young woman freefalls from 11,000 ft in the air, without a working parachute.
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  1. spngr4lfe

    May 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    release the other brake retard

  2. Jackle61

    August 11, 2012 at 6:06 am

    It's due to the steel in the concrete creates a magnetic pull, combined with the increased gravitational pull due to the density of the concrete itself, there is a large pull towards the runway. snk,chp,pff, bahhahahaHAHAHAHAHA!!! Sorry, I couldn't hold it in anymore.
    actually there are ways to somewhat change your direction, but, I'd be more concerned with fixing the problem to avoid the "splat factor" all together.

  3. ScottyPee

    January 9, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    she wasnt freefalling

  4. Jay Maxwell

    January 19, 2013 at 6:38 am


  5. David Nesmith

    January 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I really wish I hadn't watched this now I got a level 1 coming up this Saturday

  6. CookieMonsta

    January 31, 2013 at 6:49 am

    You'll do fine! Those student canopies really almost can't fail lol.

  7. Jeremy H.

    February 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Parachutes courtesy of the Road Runner equipment company, Local 715,

  8. vigosts

    February 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Barefoot Pregnant Happy Protective Loving Warm mommy in Kitchen! Why do women go against GOD'S Way these days?! Not against Nature hon! Ameriwomen must follow the Choosen way of theyr Sisters around World otherwise see the results in USA see the population a Perfect Example what Not to be how not to live what will one become! A Newborn Slave already bankrupted in a huge debt with No way Out born to greatly certainly suffer homeless poor alone mentally Ill! Fuck CapIdiotalism CommunIdiotalism!

  9. Daaviator5896

    March 22, 2013 at 2:02 am

    did she died?

  10. AFMvideoproductions

    March 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    yeah she died but then they wanted to do this documentary so they brought her back to life

  11. djbwolf08

    March 30, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Obviously she didn't die if she's talking about the incident

  12. McNeckAss

    May 3, 2013 at 5:32 am

    even tho it didnt open correctly and it wasnt slowing her down fully that wasnt even a fraction of the speed it would take to kill you

  13. Inner Voice Tarot

    May 19, 2013 at 1:02 am

    The same thing happened to me except instead of skydiving I was sitting on the couch and instead of the chute not opening the batteries died on the remote.

  14. psych0dude84

    July 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I don't get what the first mal is… I hope she didn't have a reserve ride just for an unstowed brake…

  15. Jørgen Nygaard

    July 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    if this little lady can`t loosen the other brake, -some instruktor has some explaining to do…. I hate this kind of media whores…….. go and find you self an other sport…..

  16. Holymakinaw

    July 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    That's what we get for playing "Russian Roulette" with our lives all the time. It's a risky activity and when things DO go wrong, there's a fairly good chance you will DIE or be MAIMED.

    I'll never have a skydiving accident. I'll never skydive.

  17. MrVader153

    August 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    You don't seem like a fun person to be with…

  18. Holymakinaw

    August 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    LOL. I like camping…..boating……playing hockey….movies……karaoke…….comedy clubs……

    Just not stupid activities where if any little thing goes wrong, you will VERY LIKELY DIE.

  19. MrVader153

    August 13, 2013 at 4:31 am

    You're just proving my point. Skydiving is quite safe.

  20. Holymakinaw

    August 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    If you have an accident in hockey, you might get a cut or lose a tooth or at worst…break a bone. If you have an accident in skydiving, you will VERY likely die.

    What a stupid frigging "hobby" that makes it.

  21. Rhino Horn

    August 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Whuffos ftw. Sounds like she's ready to downsize canopies and start swooping.

  22. iYearn4Cats

    September 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I would have taken the parachute company to court.

  23. iYearn4Cats

    September 3, 2013 at 4:16 am

    In the future skydiving will be much safer than it is now. I find the technology shamefully inadequate.

  24. DM

    September 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    In my country there hasn't been a single skydiving fatality in the past 10 years. Accident are really rare and usually happen when landing (you might twist your ankle, ouch).

    I know skydiving isn't for retarded fucks like you who actually might fuck it up so badly that it would cause your death.

  25. Holymakinaw

    September 9, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    In the last 9 years, there have been approximately 560 skydiving fatalities worldwide.

    Guess how many of those were the result of diving out of a plane, to fall through the sky, all in the name of "fun"? ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THEM, FUCKNUTS.

  26. TheBeardedOrca

    September 11, 2013 at 5:58 am

    In the last 9 years 18,000,000 skydives have been completed. (2 million per year) 560 deaths is simply an anomaly statistically speaking. Skydiving is perfectly safe unless you are a cocky moron trying to show of (which accounts for most of those 560 deaths most likely.)

  27. TheBeardedOrca

    September 11, 2013 at 5:58 am

    **show off not show of

  28. audriahYemma

    September 27, 2013 at 1:08 am

    If you voluntarily put your life at risk,you think god is going to save you?

  29. Neo Payne

    October 3, 2013 at 8:20 am

    What about the packer? What about the rigger? What about the skydiver?

  30. Neo Payne

    October 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

    No, the brake toggle released by itself rather than waiting patiently for the skydiver to release it manually. They're held it with a pin as well as velcro, so the brakes were probably not set properly after the previous jump. And it's usually the previous jumper that sets them – probably the girl in the video. She probably didn't put the pin in. So, it's all probably her fault.

  31. Booker Cocks

    October 22, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    fuck you

  32. MonsterMetalMusic

    November 25, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Why didn't she just unstow the other brake to even out the canopy…? 

  33. Mattie Hardesty

    October 10, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Why did I just watch this fucking video before skydiving

  34. Faylina Meir

    November 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    what you don't see is the fact she not only survived but made a full recovery, found out she was pregnant and gave birth to a healthy child LOL if that isn't the luckiest thing ever I dunno what is. That's probably more lucky than winning the lottery.

  35. Sidney Longfellow

    March 22, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    They never learn. I'm not even gonna say it, but some of you know what I'm thinking.

  36. FootballofOregonBro

    July 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    2 failed parachutes!?!?

  37. L Tolchin

    July 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    What show is this from?

  38. poolehart

    August 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I've never skydove… dived… diven, but I'm gonna go ahead and assume I could've corrected both those situations, because I'm not a woman.

  39. NataSha Roman

    September 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    At that moment,she knew she fucked up

  40. WonderWhaz

    June 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

    That fuckin guy yelling…what is that gonna accomplish?! SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  41. Ronald Abelskamp

    August 28, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Adventure is what life's about, respect for all adventurers.

  42. VredesStall

    September 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Was this (ie, her main chute & reserve spinning like a corkscrew in one direction) simply a case of one toggle being released from the velcrow and the other still stowed??

    Pull both both toggles next time, genius.

  43. Закиров

    October 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Блин, пока смотрел руки вспотели от волнения. Тут самое удивительное даже не то, что Шейна осталась жива, а то, что она после таких травм сумела сохранить и родить здорового ребёнка.

  44. roadwarrior64

    July 24, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I once saw a funny version of this video where someone posted funny subtitles of what it sounded like the instructor was yelling.  If anyone can find it, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks!

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