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    22 Soldiers Hurt After Parachuting Into Trees

    Dave Hardin | October 3, 2019 |

    At least 22 soldiers were injured in a Wednesday night parachuting exercise in Mississippi when they missed a designated drop zone and landed instead in a group of trees, according to officials.

    Of those hurt, 15 were treated at the scene by medics and seven were taken to a local hospital, Army spokesman John Pennell told local WDAM-TV. None of the injuries was life-threatening, he said.



    The exercise, part of Operation Arctic Anvil, was taking place at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg and involved soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), normally stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.


    Camp Shelby commander Col. Bobby Ginn was quoted by WDAM as saying the soldiers parachuted from a C-130 aircraft and that wind blew them away from their intended drop zone.


    Some 650 soldiers from the Alaska contingent are involved in Operation Arctic Anvil, which is slated to last 10 days, according to a post on the Facebook page of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).
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    I heard on the news that many of them were stuck up-in-the-trees for hours before being rescued.

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    It happens & it happens all the time. You just can't predict wind patterns all that well. But I will say that at least they were paid to jump out of that plane. I've never understood skiing down a mountain on sticks & the main object is to NOT hit a tree on the way down. That you have to pay for.

    Of course I don't like high places & never have. Being in the military (Air Force of course) I've flown all over but only once or twice did I fly sober. Now I'm sure that if I were up there sooner or later they would get me out of the plane BUT I'm betting that it would take more than one of them.

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    I began skydiving in 1970...got my USPA/D rating in...I think...1974. Night jumps were part of the qualifications. By "night" I mean...no moon...nuthin'! We each had little flashlights winking at each other...but...they didn't show much ground definition. Out by Lakehurst (NJ)...I saw the interstate and came down 100' in from the shoulder...because I could see (sort of) where I was. It's extremely dangerous....

    In Arizona (Casa Grande)...where I had a part time job as an instructor...night qualifications usually ended up in a cholla. Owwww!!!!

    My hat's off the the SEALS...who do HALO (High Altitude/Low Opening) jumps in the pitch black. They leave from damned near 40,000 feet...on oxygen...free fall to 1000 feet...and open...weapons at the ready.

    Basically...night jumps ask for this kind of trouble.
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    Hung up in the trees for hours?

    Don't they carry knives to cut the lines in case something like this happens.

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    Back when I was in the Army, I had a friend who was in the 82nd Airborne back in the 80's.
    They were a top-tier unit and ready to go to war at a moment's notice. He said a lot of troopers
    were injured in drops. It is the nature of the beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post
    Hung up in the trees for hours?

    Don't they carry knives to cut the lines in case something like this happens.

    Tuck and roll.
    I donít believe that for a second, sure some where probably stuck for a while but not for hours. Iím sure some were difficult to retrieve, you really donít want to cut yourself lose if itís gonna be a 30-40 ft drop.
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    I heard that at least one man was hanging in the tree for 12 hours, and another man broke his back in the fall. Seems the spotter (or coordinator or whatever) could have been paying more attention to the ground.
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