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    Danish man dies during parachute jump

    CHON BURI: A Danish man died during a parachute jump after his chute failed to open near an airfield in Sri Racha district on Saturday.


    The incident occurred at the jump site near the Nong Khor reservoir in tambon Nong Kham, said Pol Col Khongsak Boonsuesuwan, chief of the Nong Kham police station, who was alerted at 12.30pm.


    The 30-year-old Danish man, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was found lying face-up and unconscious, with blood coming from his mouth and nose. His injuries included a broken left leg, Thai media reported.

    Medics gave him first aid before taking him to Phayathai Sriracha Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.




    Witnesses told police that the man had gone to the airfield to take part in a parachute jump. Staff had checked the equipment before the man boarded a small plane, but he plunged to the ground as his chute failed to open.

    Danish man dies during parachute jump

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    Didn't he have a reserve shute?

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    Something must have opened a little or he would be 2 meters down..

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    Parachuting in Thailand sounds very high risk. I wouldn’t even want to do it in America let alone here.

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    "Police are investigating to find out the exact cause.

    Staff had checked the equipment before the man boarded a small plane".


    Presumably the staff were Thai, in which case his brakes failed.

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    Maybe he didn't pull the cord..
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Something must have opened a little or he would be 2 meters down..
    Because it's the earth that crumples when hit by a human body?

    You might have watched too much of 'Roadrunner'.

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    C'mon, this is Thailand and a local hack feeding the BP. You expect a proper report?

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    Could've been suicide if he failed to release the chute; that said and others might know better, I thought modern (non-Thai) sport chutes release automatically if unopened by a certain altitude.

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    Stupid fuck jumped out of a perfectly good airplane, what else did he expect ?
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    I'd say he had more than a broken leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    I'd say he had more than a broken leg.
    Prolly a cracking headache too !!
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    let me explain simply 100MB != 1GB RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    Parachuting in Thailand sounds very high risk. I wouldn’t even want to do it in America let alone here.
    I've done it many times in the states. Quite a rush that is. If I was going to do it in Thailand it would have to be with my own gear and I did the checks.

    Odd though in that unless you are an experienced skydiver usually they do tandem jumps to avoid unforeseen issues. Maybe the guy jumped and passed out. Reaching terminal velocity can do strange things. Not unheard of when one has not done it a lot.

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    Because it wasn't a tandem, then I had assumed that he was experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Because it wasn't a tandem, then I had assumed that he was experienced.
    Yeah me too Tiz

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    If he was conscious during the fall I can’t imagine what goes though his mind.

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    Yeah doing it in the US is a whole different story but still not something I think I’d enjoy.

    I remember years back there was a westerner in Pattaya that used to take people up for tandem jumps I was always curious who would wait until coming to Thailand to start skydiving.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I've done it many times in the states. Quite a rush that is. If I was going to do it in Thailand it would have to be with my own gear and I did the checks.

    Odd though in that unless you are an experienced skydiver usually they do tandem jumps to avoid unforeseen issues. Maybe the guy jumped and passed out. Reaching terminal velocity can do strange things. Not unheard of when one has not done it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Could've been suicide if he failed to release the chute; that said and others might know better, I thought modern (non-Thai) sport chutes release automatically if unopened by a certain altitude.
    Some skydivers add a device to trigger the reserve chute at a predefined speed and altitude but it's not standard. Difficult to know what happened but They should be able to tell if he was alive and possibly if he was conscious before impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    If he was conscious during the fall I can’t imagine what goes though his mind.
    His spine.

    I have jumped a few times, hate heights and freely admit to it, hated every single jump. Look if you want me to land in somewhere that isn't an airport just tell my heli pilot where to drop me, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    I have jumped a few times, hate heights and freely admit to it, hated every single jump
    So WTF why would you keep doing it?



    I've done one bungy jump in my life off a crane outside my local boozer when pressured by my son and his fukkin mates. I was shaking like a leaf taking my shoes off and signing the disclaimer. Closed my eyes and let go, nearly got tangled up and have never done one since. Cost me 20 quid for the pleasure too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    If he was conscious during the fall I can’t imagine what goes though his mind.
    Surely it's perfectly obvious what goes through the mind?

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    His arse and woohoo no work tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    So WTF why would you keep doing it?



    I've done one bungy jump in my life off a crane outside my local boozer when pressured by my son and his fukkin mates. I was shaking like a leaf taking my shoes off and signing the disclaimer. Closed my eyes and let go, nearly got tangled up and have never done one since. Cost me 20 quid for the pleasure too.
    A mate did a bungy jump, he was coached beforehand that it's dangerous to grab the rope on the bounce, panicked, grabbed it and had the skin from his palm well shredded.

    I'm a landlubber, much safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    If he was conscious during the fall I can’t imagine what goes though his mind.
    Sartre (Nausea) describes in 2-3 pages of horror what he imagines must go through a victim's mind in that split second of brain activity from hearing the click of the guillotine blade released. Nasty stuff.

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    Participating in extreme sports in SE Asia tourist spots is not a good idea as there is just no room for mistakes.

    I did it once in the 90's at Peanuts nightclub in Bali when I bungie jumped into the pool, pinging off my head on ecstasy. A few weeks later somebody died doing the same thing as the length of the rope was not checked properly.

    South East Asians mostly have a relaxed persona, but the whole mai pen rai, she'll be right, near enough is good enough attitude is not something that mixes well with extreme sports that require 100% efficiancy all of the time, every time.

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