Skip to comments.Peruvian Man Survives 5,000-Foot Fall and Doesn’t Even Break a Bone After Parachute Mishap
Posted on 05/08/2014 12:42:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Amasifuen Gamarra, 31, was surprisingly unscathed when his parachute tangled and caused the mile-high fall after he leaped from a plane above Arequipa, Peru, a doctor said.
A Peruvian air force officer miraculously survived a 5,000-foot fall after his parachute malfunctioned during a training excercise, it was reported.
He didnt even break a bone.
Amasifuen Gamarra, 31, was surprisingly unscathed from the mile-high mishap after the lines from the parachute wrapped around his neck when he leaped from a military plane above Arequipa, in southern Peru, Agence France-Presse reported.
Its a miracle hes alive, Guillermo Pacheco, an emergency room doctor, told the AFP. It was the will of God he survived.
Pacheco said medics performed a battery of tests on the sergeant, but they couldnt detect any serious injuries.
We dont know what cushioned his fall, but hes alive, Pacheco said. Its a miracle.
Gamarra, an eight-year veteran of the air force, was transferred to a military hospital for additional testing.
I remember reading a story about a WWII American airman who had to bail out or fell out of a bomber over enemy territory.
In the end, he ended up ‘landing’ without a parachute down the gentle slope of a grassy mountain or something like that. He cartwheeled and rolled head over heels down the slope, but he incurred no injuries....
A Russian airman survived a 13,000 foot fall when he hit a snow covered mountain at a high angle and slid to a stop.
Yet if I trip and fall, I will probably break my arm......
Terminal velocity in a free fall is about 125 mph. Think of being in a car hitting a tree at that speed with no seat belt on.
I can believe it.....God is there, you just have to believe sometimes.
No reserve? Or maybe it was too risky since the main was wrapped around his neck?
Lucky man for sure, he is bound to get a nick name out of that one. Lucky is too obvious. Bounce?
after the lines from the parachute wrapped around his neck
He’ll probably get run over by a truck while sleeping in his bed.
IIRC, there are several cases of individuals falling from planes at high altitudes and surviving....one included a person who fell through a plate glass skylight.
Well, Peru is at high elevation. Gravity isn’t as strong up there so he didn’t hit very hard.
Yeah, that’s it.
No reserve, no angled slope, lines tangled around his neck, alive and well with no broken bones after a five thousand foot fall?
LOL, what else is needed to declare a miracle here?
nickname = Wile E. Coyote
Hope he bought a lottery ticket.
A declaration of faith.
Angel working overtime ...
“Hey physics! Look over there!”
He shall from this moment on be known as El Gato.
Remember, it’s not the fall that kills you,
it’s the sudden deceleration at the end of it...
F = ma
He’s going to get a ticket for breaking the law of gravity.
For your AP physics test, assuming the man weighed 150 pounds, calculate the energy expended to decelerate him from terminal velocity to zero in 1 second.
Extra credit if you can explain how he didn’t end up with ankles around his ears.
He had a partial chute deployment, possibly a streamer, but he was not at terminal velocity for a human body of 150 lbs.
There was the teenage girl who survived a fall from a Lockeed Electra that broke up over the Peruvian jungle.
PissPoorPerformance from PeruvianParachutePacker?
...permits pending plummet to planet. Police posit plunge portended by parting from proper packing procedure...
I for one don't see any reason at all to jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane.
This is a minor point, to be sure, but the ignorance of the American press on military matters shows up in this article. First, he writes of the “Peruvian air force officer” and a couple paragraphs later, he talks of “the sergeant.” Anyone who knows anything about the military knows that a sergeant is not an officer. He’s an NCO but that’s not the same, by any stretch.
What’s the “O” stand for in “NCO”?!
If God doesn’t get the Glory, then it ain’t a miracle.
Hell probably get run over by a truck while sleeping in his bed.
During WWII a guy who jumped out of a burning heavy bomber @ 18000 ft without a parachute (rather than burn to death)walked away from his landing with just some scratches. One of those 80 ft tall pine trees broke his fall. The upper branches broke away(decelerating him) and the lower heaver ones bounced him. The story was in “Into The Silk: The Story of the Caterpillar Club”.
The “O” is for officer. The term, as you likely know (since you addressed the question that way), is “non-commissioned officer.” But as you may also know, it has no reference to what is commonly understood to be “officer.” These are corporals and sergeants in the Army, Air Force and Marines (there are different titles in the Navy), and they are by no means “officers” in the sense that commissioned and warrant officers are.
They are enlisted men, pure and simple. Not officers.
OK, I’m convinced at this point. You never served in the military. Otherwise, you would know that NCOs are never thought of as officers.
Perfect Practice for Perhaps Positively Preternatural “P” Placement, Pal.
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