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    Skydiver commits suicide by shedding his parachute in midair

    Police say a veteran skydiver left a suicide note before intentionally shedding his parachute in midair and falling to his death in a New York farm field.
    More here: Police: Upstate NY skydiver, 60, left note, then shed chute in midair to commit suicide - The Washington Post

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    Suicide by Drop.





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    The fall probably wasn't all that bad but that sudden stop was a b%$*.
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    If the guy suffered from depression, then it's tragic. If he was otherwise mentally competent to make the decision to end his life, then more power to him. Regardless, at least he did it outside so there's minimum clean up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    The fall probably wasn't all that bad but that sudden stop was a b%$*.
    I hope he remembered to do a proper PLF (Parachute Landing Fall).
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    I knew someone that did this. About 1989 this guy was intentionally packing his gear to malfunction, like he was rehearsing. I watched a couple of his "attempts" and thought someone of his experience level should not have these equipment issues. (I also thought it was odd he had a round reserve.) About one week later we got news he bounced at another dz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I hope he remembered to do a proper PLF (Parachute Landing Fall).
    I think it was more Parachute Landing FAIL

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    We need waiting peroids for parachutes. It's for the children!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3148 View Post
    I think it was more Parachute Landing FAIL
    He didn't fail to land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    He didn't fail to land.
    Ok, ok I give him a 10 for the landing because lets face it he did stick the landing. However, the pre flight equipment check I have to go with a 1.

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    Well I've never heard of this one either, but I've got to give creative points to the guy in the other thread with the suv and cable.

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