Soldier Crashes Through Roof During Parachute Training


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A British soldier is lucky to be alive after he crashed through the roof of a California home when his parachute failed to fully open during a training exercise. The soldier, who has not been identified, was taking part in a High Altitude Low Opening exercise with a group from Camp Roberts, a California National Guard Base located in central California between San Jose and Los Angeles.

The soldier jumped from the plane at 15,000 feet, but his parachute failed to fully open, sending him into a spiral as he tumbled towards the ground. He crashed through the roof of a home in Atascadero, which is about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.

There was nobody home when the soldier crashed through the roof, but neighbors saw what happened and rushed to help.


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