Friday Freakout: Skydiver Has “Bow Tie” Line Over Parachute Malfunction

Posted by Andrew R.

This skydiver had a line over malfunction while deploying his main canopy, which is a relatively easy malfunction to deal with.

A line over occurs when a line passes in front of the canopy nose prior to inflation, which can cause the canopy to look like a “bow tie” and generally results in an uncontrollable spin.

This skydiver followed his emergency procedures by cutting away and pulling his reserve.