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Completely OT - Skydive Nagambie 1-Feb-2009 At 9:12:33 PM Cranky
I had experience about 25 years ago, back in the static line days.
On my attempted 5th jump, the plane crashed after gaining only about 200 feet after takeoff, it was overloaded a little. Unfortunatly it was not high enough to jump out, but luckily there was only a couple of minor injuries from the 13 people on board.
On my 27th jump I had a main chute malfunction after an unstable deployment. Its interesting to experience the speed you approach the ground while under a small round reserve chute. No injuries though, I must have practised the bent knee landing roll well.
I remember being kicked in the head while attempting a free fall formation with 3 other guys, and almost blacking out. This was on jump #80 ish.

Practice, practice, practice any emergency procedures you are taught. If a statistic says 1 in 1000 chute deployments will malfunction, it dosen't mean it will happen on your 1000th jump.

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