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Offline tomahawk6

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Paratroopers Injured In Jump
« on: October 04, 2019, 21:49:20 »
4 Soldiers remain in hospital after the mishap at Camp Shelby,Miss. The men were from the 4/25 airborne brigade in Alaska. I suspect the mishap was due to high winds blowing the battalion into the tree's on the edge of the DZ. Fortunately there were no life threatening injuries. I have seen this type of thing during my career never a dull moment. But thats why paratroopers make an extra $150 per month.

https://www.wlox.com/2019/10/03/paratroopers-injured-nighttime-exercise-camp-shelby/

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Re: Paratroopers Injured In Jump
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 22:09:26 »
According to witnesses, winds were calm and some are suggesting it was human error leading to 32 injured. Apparently the LZ is half the size of a football field
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Re: Paratroopers Injured In Jump
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 23:14:36 »
If it wasnt wind then its pilot error. I have experienced both. Although some of the best Herc pilots I have ridden with were Canadian pilots on exchange.