Thursday, 27 February, 2020


Skydiver survives 5,000-foot fall in Quebec after parachute malfunctions

Woman survived a plunge of more than 1500 metres after parachute failed The woman was taking part in a jump near Trois-Rivières Quebec
Bennie Garza | 17 August, 2019, 05:08

Skydiving - Oh, the thrill you will get once successfully done.

She fell almost 5,000 feet to the ground from a plane during a skydiving jump after her parachute failed to open, but by some "miracle", a 30-year-old woman in Canada is still alive, with injuries that are not life threatening. He told Radio-Canada on Wednesday that what happened was a miracle, claiming he wouldn't know how a person could survive a fall from an airplane like that, People reported.

A witness told a Canadian News Organization he saw the solo skydiver was falling faster than anybody else.

The unnamed 30-year-old woman is now in hospital with multiple broken vertebrae, but survived the fall from a plane over Trois-Rivières, Quebec, on Saturday evening, CBC reported. Police said the woman had previous skydiving experience. She escaped with non life-threatening injuries and is now in hospital after suffering several fractures including broken vertebrae.

Police are investigating the fall to establish whether criminal negligence is at play.

The skydiving company involved, Parachutisme Adrénaline, has opened its own investigation and has yet to comment. The partially opened parachute caught just enough air to spin him around.

That's because, per Demers, neither her main chute nor her backup chute opened.

A tree canopy broke the 30-year-old's fall near Trois-Rivières on Saturday, but she was travelling at least 60km-per-hour when she hit the ground, CBC reported.

Each skydiver goes equipped with a main chute and a reserve chute, in the event that the first one fails. "It's not really the way the parachute works", she said.

However, she said, parachute malfunction is "extremely rare" and accidents are usually caused by user error as there are specific steps that must be taken in an emergency.

"To say none of the parachutes opened is probably misleading", Koreen told CBC.

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