This is what it looks like when a first time skydiver full of nervous energy accidentally grabs the pull cord of his instructor.
Watch the video – Premature Pull Cord. It features my buddy Justin on his first jump. Not only is it funny to see the incident, but it’s a pretty cool video in general.
As for the incident and the reaction…
If Justin’s instructor had not been leaning against the co-pilot seat, the plane would have filled with parachute, which would have been bad. To make matters worse, the gutted plane had openings in its side that could have sucked the shoot and Justin’s instructor through the fuselage.
So that’s why, when the incident occurred, the occupants of the plane collectively crapped their pants.