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Woman survives fall of more than 5,000 feet after parachute fails



Woman survives a fall of more than 5,000 feet after the parachute failed

A 30-year-old woman recovers after falling from an airplane more than 300 meters high. The woman, whose name was not published, was skydiving on Saturday near Trois-Rivières, Quebec, when her main and emergency umbrellas did not open. She crashed into a forest area and is hospitalized with multiple fractures, including broken vertebrae, reported CNN's daughter CBC. Police officers from Trois-Rivières said their lives were not in danger. Denis Demers, who witnessed the incident, told CBC that the solo parachutist had fallen faster than anyone else. "I do not know how a person can survive a fall from such an airplane." Océane Duplessis was about to board a plane for her own jump when she saw the accident. She told CBC that she "watched to the end". "We always hoped something would happen," she added. "We were very worried. The police said the woman has skydiving experience. An investigation is carried out to determine if it is a criminal offense. Skydiving injuries are rare. In the United States, the United States Parachute Association stated that by 2018, there had been approximately 1 breach of 1,536 parachute jumps – just 0.07% of all jumps.

A 30-year-old woman recovers after falling over 300 meters from an airplane.

The woman, whose name was not published, was skydiving on Saturday near Trois-Rivières, Quebec, when her main and reserve parachutes did not open. She crashed into a forest area and is hospitalized with multiple fractures, including broken vertebrae, reported CNN's daughter CBC. Police officers from Trois-Rivières said their lives were not in danger.

Denis Demers, who witnessed the incident, told CBC that the parachutist fell faster than anyone else.

"It's a miracle." Demers said. "I do not know how a person can survive a fall from such an airplane."

Océane Duplessis was about to board a plane for her own jump when she saw the accident. She told CBC that she had "watched to the end".

"We always hoped something would happen," she added. "We were very worried.

The police said the woman has experience in parachuting. It is examined whether it is a criminal offense.

Parachuting injuries are rare. In the United States, according to the United States Parachute Association 2018, there were approximately 1 breach of 1,536 parachute jumps – just 0.07% of all jumps.


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