Skip to comments.Man Survives 2,400-Foot Helicopter Jump Without A Parachute (flying squirrel man)
Posted on 05/23/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT by Doogle
Gary Connery jumped 2,400 feet out of a plane while wearing a wing suit and landed onto a pile of cardboard boxes in Hanley-On-Thames, England. Connery, a father of two, is the first person to survive a jump from that height without a parachute.
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Quick, put me down as his beneficiary.
hope the people who fold the boxes know how to “clean up” too
Looked to me like two people jumping with squirrel suits.
probably cam man with chute
Oh boy , here the copy cat videos ,oh the pain,should be fun to watch though
I recall a WW2 German aircrew member was knocked out of his aircraft at 10,000(?) feet and landed unhurt in a snowbank.
it’s all about choice...*smiles*
“As God is my witness, I thought Englishmen could fly!” - Arthur Carlson
You could see him really pull the flare high before landing.
Flight Sergeant Nicholas Stephen Alkemade (19231987) was a tail gunner for a Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster bomber during World War II who survived a fall of 18,000 feet (5500 m) without a parachute after his plane was shot down over Germany.
On the night of March 24, 1944, 21-year-old Alkemade was a member of No. 115 Squadron RAF and his Lancaster II, “S for Sugar”, was flying to the east of Schmallenberg, Germany on its return from a 300-bomber raid on Berlin, when it was attacked by a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 night-fighter, caught fire and began to spiral out of control. Because his parachute was destroyed by the fire, Alkemade opted to jump from the aircraft without one, preferring to die by impact rather than fire. He fell 18,000 feet (5500 m) to the ground below.
His fall was broken by pine trees and a soft snow cover on the ground. He was able to move his arms and legs and suffered only a sprained leg. The Lancaster crashed in flames, killing the pilot Jack Newman and three other members of the seven-man crew. They are buried in Hanover War Cemetery.
Alkemade was subsequently captured and interviewed by the Gestapo, who were initially suspicious of his claim to have fallen without a parachute until the wreckage of the aircraft was examined. He was then a celebrated POW before being repatriated in May 1945. (Reportedly, the orderly Germans were so impressed that Alkemade had bailed out without a parachute and lived that they gave him a certificate testifying to the fact.) He worked in the chemical industry after the war and died on June 22, 1987.
I would love to do this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvOvd5wWMHY
In fact there are dozens known facts of people surviving free falls from much higher altitude. Not all of them has fallen into snow. There are people survived falling into a forest from 15,000 in summer time.