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Terrifying Footage Shows Teen's Parachute Fail On Skydive

Amelia Ward

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Terrifying Footage Shows Teen's Parachute Fail On Skydive

I'm going to be honest, skydiving has never been at the top of my list of things to do before I die. And this video has gone and confirmed all of my suspicions about why it's probably not the best idea to jump out of a plane.

A teenager had a very close call when she was luckily saved by a backup parachute after the first one became tangled at 10,000ft in the air.

Kristen Blum had got her dad a lovely experience present, and booked herself and her father in for a skydive in Miller, Missouri as a Father's Day gift.

But it ended up going slightly wrong when it turned into a bit of a nightmare experience.

As you can see in the video, the first parachute they tried to deploy got tangled up, just as they were falling to the ground at around 120mph.

The footage, which was taken by the instructor, shows Kristen appearing to be understandably visibly nervous as the plane took them up over a field.

Kristen was equipped with a harness and then, after psyching herself up for a bit, steps outside the plane and jumps in to the air with her instructor.

See ya parachute. Credit: Caters
See ya parachute. Credit: Caters

Free falling at speed, the pair are dropping through the air, with the instructors Go-Pro filming the moment, which was supposed to be an unforgettable experience. And unforgettable it was - as Kristen's life is about to become dangerously close to the end.

As she grips on to her instructor, you can see him try to take out the parachute, but the cords get twisted and he's forced to discard it and then opens the safety one.

As the second parachute opened, Kristen screamed and asked the instructor: "Is that the first parachute? That one that blew up in the air?

The instructor answered: "Yeah, that was a burst one."

She then said: "I have really bad luck by the way."

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

The pair touched down safely as Kristen said she cried and the instructor said: "We're safe and sound. Parachute no.2 worked! What do you think?"

Kristen replied: "That was awesome! I would totally do that again."

Father Jason also enjoyed the jump as he said: "Fortunately, we all made it down safely, and I have nothing but respect for our instructors, who handled it very calmly."

Yep, still not convinced.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: US News

Amelia Ward
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