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Old 27 September 2017, 21:40
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The snap link seems to lacking the "snap" part...

The link is attached to a strap that is attached to a small cord that seems to be attached to a strap that is wrapped around his chute.

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Old 27 September 2017, 21:46
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The "small cord" is the static line, the part the hook is connected to is the 5' extension used for C-17 jumps. The perspective and length look off, and as Fu Kink Lawyer said, the slipstream (130 Kts) would have grabbed it.
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Old 27 September 2017, 23:03
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What your potentially looking at is a total malfunction requiring activation of the reserve parachute after 4 seconds.

There are only a few things that would cause this.

- A broken static line. ( Inspected 3 times. Once by a rigger, then by the JM during JMPI and then the ALS after the command "hook up".)

- A broken static line cable. (Again inspected by the Load master & JM during pre-flight inspection)

- The jumper fails to hook up or hook up correctly.
(The ALS again would have spotted this after the command "hook up".)

It's highly unlikely this would happen unless it was a totally incompetent unit.
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Old 28 September 2017, 07:23
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Not sure if the static line extension were upgraded to the new static line snap hooks, which are a 2 stage snap hook but if they were then this would definitely be a photo shopped pic.

If the anchor cable had broken, I doubt the ALS or whoever took the original pic would have been quite as steady in their picture taking. IIRC, the static anchor cable has quite a bit of tension on it and if it came loose or snapped (hard to believe a cable that is repeatedly inspected would 'suddenly' snap with telltale signs), pandemonium would break out.

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Old 28 September 2017, 07:42
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not to mention that the active duty airborne community would be buried under the piles of power point slides we have to watch to make sure this safety problem was soundly addressed and taken care of............
no way that that happens without everyone hearing about it
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Old 28 September 2017, 18:31
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When we "used to" hook up, it was towards the skin of the aircraft. The PIX is as fucked up as a soup sandwich.
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Old 28 September 2017, 20:27
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This has been all over Facebook this past week.

It's fake, complete Photoshop fabrication.
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Old 29 September 2017, 06:24
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Yea, that static line snap hook looks funny among other things. I thought it would be good for a laugh.

Larry, Moe & Curly would have to be JM's & ALS in order for that to happen.
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Old 3 October 2017, 18:00
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Something about the line extension/knot doesn't look right. Also, it's a picture of a picture (the "sticker" on the flap fairing is a logo on the corner of the picture). I don't think the pic is legit. Too many things would have had to fail- in a purposeful way for that to happen.
Looks photoshoped.
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Old 5 October 2017, 12:13
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What your potentially looking at is a total malfunction requiring activation of the reserve parachute after 4 seconds.

There are only a few things that would cause this.

- A broken static line. ( Inspected 3 times. Once by a rigger, then by the JM during JMPI and then the ALS after the command "hook up".)

- A broken static line cable. (Again inspected by the Load master & JM during pre-flight inspection)

- The jumper fails to hook up or hook up correctly.
(The ALS again would have spotted this after the command "hook up".)

It's highly unlikely this would happen unless it was a totally incompetent unit.
Or emergency procedures for during flight while you're at altitude. "Stand up, Hook up....GO!!!!
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