The approaching plane in this video appears to be hundreds of feet away. When you’re sky diving, however, you might as well be holding hands.
In a matter of seconds, the plane nears the jumper and it looks like a fatal collision is in the works.
On instinct, the skydiver veers away from the plane and narrowly misses it by feet. When it whizzes by, you can hear the relief in the diver’s voice, “Oh Fuck!” he says. Good thing he ate his Wheaties for breakfast.
One of my Gym teachers went skydiving once and he explained how it was “perfectly safe because you’re in a controlled area of space called a Drop Zone”. I don’t think the nut-job pilot in this video had a clue about Drop Zones.
If the parachute got caught on the plane, he and the members of the plane would have experienced a gruesome death. No doubt, this is a modern day miracle.
I just hope he brought an extra pair of pants, because I would have shat myself.