Friday Freakout: Crazy Canopy Collision With Unintentional Cutaway

A 20-way formation skydive quickly escalates into a canopy collision and entanglement at break-off. During the (very brief) entanglement, this skydiver’s cutaway handle gets caught on something (bridle, lines?), resulting in an unintentional cutaway.

A staggered break off can help provide separation with larger groups, as well as properly tracking to get separation and clear airspace.