• Short Summary

    A 13-MAN TEAM OF U.S.ARMY AND AIR FORCE PARACHUTISTS SET A WORLD RECORD ON MONDAY?

  • Description

    A 13-MAN TEAM OF U.S.ARMY AND AIR FORCE PARACHUTISTS SET A WORLD RECORD ON MONDAY BY FALLING 41-THOUSAND FEET, NEARLY EIGHT MILES (13 KILOMETRES) FROM AN AIRPLANE BEFORE OPENING THEIR PARACHUTES.

    THE OLD WORLD RECORD FOR A MASS, FREE-FALL JUMP WAS 36,650 FEET SET BY A NINE-MAN RUSSIAN TEAM IN 1961.

    THE MEN JUMPED FROM A C-130 TRANSPORT AT 43,500 FEET NEAR EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, AND OPENED THEIR PARACHUTES WHEN THEY WERE 2,500 FEET FROM THE GROUND.THEY FELL THREE MINUTES 20 SECONDS BEFORE THEIR CHUTES OPENED.THEY LANDED AN AVERAGE OF 200 YARDS FROM THE TARGET POINT.

    THE PARACHUTISTS WERE TRAINED AT THE SPECIAL WARFARE CENTRE IN FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA.MOST HAD SEVERAL HUNDRED PREVIOUS JUMPS TO THEIR CREDIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACV6DI7XVQJ07D5J33O51G711Q
    Media URN:
    VLVACV6DI7XVQJ07D5J33O51G711Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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