VIDEO: Man sucked out of plane after parachute deploys

We cannot stop watching this video and wondering how something like this even happens.

In the video, at approximately 0:29, you see the man’s parachute open and him getting sucked out like his body is a ragdoll.

Reddit user CBalls, posted the video and the below explanation:

“This guy is the Jumpmaster on this plane (ie. The guy who looks for the drop zone and determines when everybody should jump). While looking for the DZ it appears the rip cord on his reserve parachute gets caught on something on the ramp and deploys. He’s still got his main chute attached to the plane though, so he’s now got two parachutes opening at the same time. [...] I assume he just rode it in. The reserve should have been fully opened by the time the main chute opened, so entanglement shouldn’t have been an issue. But, I’ve heard landing with two parachutes open is not a pleasant experience.”

We want to make a joke about him being a “Jumpmaster,” but will resist because ‘riding it out’ sounds awful.

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