|

Video of Near Death Airplane Collision with Skydivers in Thailand Goes Viral

Skydive instructor Forest Pullman was eventually able to stop the parachute from spiralling towards the ground

Skydive instructor Forest Pullman was eventually able to stop the parachute from spiralling towards the ground

 

PATTAYA – An uploaded video on Youtube of pair of tandem sky divers almost being cut in half by the plane that they jumped out of after it dove towards them during their free-fall in Pattaya, Thailand has gone viral.

Instructor Forest Pullman and his female passenger had just jumped from the aircraft when he spotted it heading straight for them.

Unable to steer the parachute out of the plane’s path, the video then shows the horrifying moment the its propeller clips the parachute and sends the skydivers spiralling towards the ground.

Having to act quickly, Pullman tussles with the chord until he is eventually able to bring the parachute back under control and stop the pair from spinning.

Pullman then guides the parachute safely to the ground, with the tourist completely unaware of how close she came to losing her life.

The heart-stopping video happened last October but was only up-loaded onto the internet on Friday.

Forest Pullman has been an instructor for 15 years and has more than 100,000 jumps to his name, wrote in a post accompanying the video filmed in Pattaya that he does not know how he and his passenger got so lucky during the jump.

Since being uploaded, the video has gone viral with over 400,000 YouTube users viewing it.

Near Death Airplane Collision with Skydivers

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Short URL: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=29832

Posted by on Feb 9 2015. Filed under Regional News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen