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Skydive Gone Wrong – Cutaway to Double Malfunction

Skydive Gone Wrong – Cutaway to double malfunction – Never Giv…

Skydive Gone Wrong – Cutaway to double malfunction – Never Give up
words & video by Philip Hoang @kilphil

This skydiver had a double malfunction after a suspension line got caught on a tab, on the closing loop tab. This caused the main to inflate and immediately go into a dive. When he cut away, his main risers disconnected but the suspension line had became too tight around the tab leaving the main trailing behind. You see the result.
I did not have a hook knife. RSL was in use.

****Sunpath did issue a Service Bulletin for these containers. This was a known issue in the early 2000s. I bought the container used and the problem had been addressed, but incorrectly. I should have been more vigilant about knowing my gear and doing routine inspections. I got lucky.

Jump number 108.
container Sunpath Javelin J1
main Stiletto 135
reserve micro raven 150

Posted by SkydiveMode on Friday, August 19, 2016

This skydiver had a double malfunction after a suspension line got caught on a tab, on the closing loop tab. This caused the main to inflate and immediately go into a dive. When he cut away, his main risers disconnected but the suspension line had became too tight around the tab leaving the main trailing behind. You see the result.

Police Officer Rescues Man Trapped in Burning Car


Senior Police Officer Dan Whitney responded to a 3 a.m. highway accident to find an SUV engulfed in flames against a large tree. A man was yelling for help from a small rear driver-side window. Whitney retrieved his fire extinguisher and tried to put out the fire, then began trying to extricate the person trapped in the car. The impact of the accident had bent the frame and all the doors were jammed shut, so Whitney bent the door frame back enough to pull the man through the small rear window. As he was doing this, an explosion from under the hood knocked off his hat and body-worn camera.
The driver of the vehicle (who could not be seen until after the flames were extinguished) burned to death in the fire. Without Whitney’s rescue, the passenger likely would have suffered the same tragic death as the driver, as the backseat was completely melted and gutted within minutes. Other officers on scene described the heat from the fire as unbearable from 50 feet away.

Wild Shootout at Atlanta Gas Station

Surveillance cameras captured this dramatic video of shooutout at a southwest Atlanta gas station Sunday night. http://2wsb.tv/2beHQYa

Posted by WSB-TV on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dramatic video shows bullets flying during a shootout at a gas station in southwest Atlanta.
A woman got caught in the crossfire when two people opened fire around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Texaco station on Lee Street in Atlanta’s Oakland City neighborhood.
The video shows a man get out of his car at a gas pump when a second man, who police said had a gun in his waistband, approaches and confronts him.
The first man walks back to his car and pulls out an AK-style pistol.
The second man quickly reacts, reaching for his gun and diving for cover.
The first man then points the large gun over the roof of the car at the second man, who sits on the ground with his hand up, apparently pleading.
The man on the ground then moves to the front of the car where he fires three shots, all of which hit the windshield.
The shootout continues, at one point hitting a female passenger in the car in the shoulder.
One man runs away, while the other goes inside with the girl to call 911.
Several surveillance cameras at the gas station captured the entire incident.
Atlanta police and their gun reduction unit are actively working the case. They said they are talking with witnesses and have talked to the driver who fired back. They are also analyzing the video.
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Pokémon Go May Have Just Shown Us What the End of the World Looks Like


A surreal video that purports to show thousands of Pokémon Go players in Taiwan stampeding after a Snorlax — a relatively rare creature in the Pokémon pantheon — could, if confirmed, be indicative of just how all-consuming the smartphone game has become.
The unverified video was first posted on Facebook on Saturday by a user in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, and later posted on YouTube. In it, we see a mob pushing through an intersection in what looks like the city’s Xinbeitou district with the urgency and intensity one usually expects of marathons or attempts to escape alien invasions or terrorist attacks. There was a Snorlax waiting for them, it is alleged, and so they took off en masse.
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