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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:22 pm 
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Guess this is old, but still ...

https://twitter.com/BarstoolBigCat/status/1031957120487436288?s=20


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:39 pm 
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Interestingly there accountants of people falling from planes and surviving.

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I read an article many years ago about an Army Air Corps tail gunner whose parachute was set afire by the shell that took down his bomber over Northern France during WWII. Rather than ride the plane into the ground, he decide to jump from over 10,000 feet. He landed in a deep snowbank that was covering some pine trees, and he survived.


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Roller wrote:
I read an article many years ago about an Army Air Corps tail gunner whose parachute was set afire by the shell that took down his bomber over Northern France during WWII. Rather than ride the plane into the ground, he decide to jump from over 10,000 feet. He landed in a deep snowbank that was covering some pine trees, and he survived.


And a ball turret gunner did something like that too

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:24 am 
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Poseidon wrote:
Interestingly there accountants of people falling from planes and surviving.

Guess the accountants are needed to count all the survivors.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:50 am 
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ml wave wrote:
Poseidon wrote:
Interestingly there accountants of people falling from planes and surviving.

Guess the accountants are needed to count all the survivors.


Truly.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 am 
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This is what I was thinking of... "Vesna Vulović was a Serbian flight attendant. She holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 metres (33,330 ft). Her fall took place after an explosion tore through the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972, causing it to crash near Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia. She was the sole survivor of the crash that air safety investigators attributed to a briefcase bomb."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesna_Vulovi%C4%87

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