UPDATE: I was notified that the jumper in this video has since passed away from a separate incident. Out of respect for friends and family, we’ve pulled the video down.
There’s just so much NOPE in this video, with a series of mistakes and poor decisions. A skydiver with only 115 jumps tries to “get the shot” filming his friend’s deployment, but he loses altitude awareness (no audible?), which results in an AAD fire and a two-out. An off-DZ landing was inevitable and he had a few landing options available, but he opted to land on the roof of a house! Just like Santa.
It’s important to recognize how a chain reaction of mistakes — being distracted by the camera, loss of altitude awareness, target fixation — can lead to a really bad situation like this.
On the bright side, at least he remembered to collapse his slider, right? 😉