Friday Freakout: Premature Parachute Deployment Rips Skydiver Out Of Plane Door

Posted by Andrew R.

This incident starts off with a mixed up exit order for the group, which results in a popped main pin and a premature opening while climbing out of the plane. Scary stuff, not to mention this could’ve been a lot worse had the canopy caught on the tail on the plane.

It’s always good practice to dirt dive the exit order, as well as remember to rotate your rig inwards towards the center of the door while climbing out to avoid rubbing your rig against the door. Protect your gear and stay safe kids.

Big thanks to Adrian Buchini who shared his video with us in the hope that others can learn from this incident.