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    Lucky or ?????

    Man survives 3,500ft fall

    A British skydiver has survived a 3,500ft fall after his parachute failed to open.

    Charlie Williams, 25, was saved by a corrugated iron roof he smashed through at 120mph.

    It broke the army officer's fall as he landed on a shanty town in Kenya, reports the Sun.

    He escaped with three cracked vertebrae and a dislocated finger and is now recovering at his parents' home in Bradford.

    Charlie said: "I don't know if I'm very lucky or very unlucky. I'm alive and frankly that's all that matters."

    He clipped the side of the aircraft and was sent spiralling head-first after he leapt from a Cessna 102 plane.

    As he pulled his ripcord his feet got entangled in the rigging. Charlie hurtled towards the ground with the canopy flapping uselessly.

    He said: "I was very frightened and I was panicking. My body position meant it was impossible to deploy my reserve parachute."

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    Now,when I hit a corrugated iron roof at 120 mph I really don't expect to get away so easily....
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    Re: Lucky or ?????

    Originally posted by RICHARD
    Now,when I hit a corrugated iron roof at 120 mph I really don't expect to get away so easily....
    Let me know when you plan on doing this. I'll bring my camera.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!
    --unknown

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