Date: July 12th, 2013 Nationality: Swedish
Object Type: Earth
Location: Nazare, Lisboa, Portugal
COD: Impact, Pilot chute in tow
Clothes / Suit: Plain Clothes
David was jumping PCA from the cliff by the beach in Nazare, which is 64 meters rock drop and about 100 meters to landing at the beach. Somehow his bridle was routed through the lateral flap of his harness, the strap that goes from the leg harness to the back of his container. He jumped not knowing this, and had a pilot chute in tow until impact. We believe that when the bridle was tightened during the PCA, his bottom pin opened, and some of his canopy was visible from the inside of his container, but there was no chance the canopy would stretch out.
David was a real low jumper, he was thorough in his packing and had a knowledge I've rarely seen before. He was a skilled jumper. Rest in peace, you will always be in our minds.
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