This terrifying real-time footage of a skydiving accident reminds us why jumping out of a moving airplane is insane. It was Geraldo Flores' 30th jump at the Skydive Monterey Bay School in Marina, Calif., and he fearlessly leaped from the plane with his GoPro video camera rolling. Seconds later, at 13,000 feet, his parachute deployed. This was bad news, since "you never open above 6,000 feet," he says. Watch the horrifyingly slow descent that smashed an unconscious Flores into the ground, breaking his ribs, slicing his tongue and leaving him passed out for two weeks. An FAA investigation of his rental equipment found a "completely worn" Velcro parachute closure, rigging knots and broken suspension lines on his parachute pack.
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