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Ukshep

US Navy SEAL plunges to death after parachute malfunctions in NY harbor

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 Ukshep    20,104

A member of the US Navy’s elite skydiving team has died in front of thousands of spectators on Sunday after his parachute malfunctioned during an exhibition jump at Fleet Week festival in New York Harbor.

Four SEALs from the US Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, dropped out of a helicopter as part of the stunt, but one of the parachutes failed to open.

http://rinf.com/alt-news/newswire/us-navy-seal-plunges-to-death-after-parachute-malfunctions-in-ny-harbor/

You see him leave the group in the below video. Safe to watch. Nothing graphic!

 

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 vegascraps    91

To my knowledge they pack their own chutes and other seals check and check and triple check so I thought this was odd when I heard it Sunday.

:cry1:

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 kbet    844

Where is the backup parachute? They usually have two, the main one and an emergency one. Atleast with civilian who parachute, they have two.

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