Friday Freakout: Swoop Goes Wrong, Skydiver Skims Power Lines!

Posted by Andrew R.

Target fixation and lack of situational awareness nearly caused this swooper to plow through power lines. Here’s what he had to say about the incident: “Uneven leg straps caused an unexpected lack of a reaction from the canopy when my normal harness input was made. As a last resort I grabbed a handful of rear riser to finish the turn. Fixation on the landing zone and lack of situational awareness caused this. If I found myself in the same situation I would’ve made a controlled flat-ish toggle turn and made the LZ.”