Footage Of Paratroopers’ Mid-Air Collision During Massive Exercise

Footage Of Paratroopers’ Mid-Air Collision During Massive Exercise | Frontline Videos

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Dropping In.

In mid-November, 2017, U.S Army paratroopers performed a joint exercise with Serbian troops in an effort to strengthen NATO ties. There was a bit of a snag though. 

The training involved over 100 paratroopers jumping from two C-130J Hercules aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing. Involved were soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 63rd Serbian Paratrooper Battalion. 

The operation was dubbed Double Eagle

During this massive drop, however, things didn’t go exactly as planned. As you’ll see in the video below, two paratroopers got in a bit of a tangle and had no choice but to go down together. The paratrooper coming in from the top couldn’t avoid the guy below him causing him to thread through one of the outlets of the parachute. 

The two U.S. Army Paratroopers involved were luckily uninjured and the rest of the exercise continued as planned.  

HINT: Fast forward to 7:18 to see the crash. 


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