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Army Spec Ops make changes after it took almost two hours to find Ranger lost in fatal free-fall jump | Army Times
Source: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Manne/Released

Army Spec Ops make changes after it took almost two hours to find Ranger lost in fatal free-fall jump | Army Times

Last spring Sgt. 1st Class Ethan Carpenter, an Army Ranger assigned to the regiment’s Special Troops Battalion, was missing for two hours following a HAHO jump accident. The accident was fatal, and while the investigation believes an earlier rescue would not have saved his life, changes are necessary. If Carpenter’s injuries were less severe, earlier rescue could have made the difference. Now, all full mission profile jumps by Army Rangers must have radios in case of an emergency. The accident occurred when another jumper’s parachute had a premature brake line release, causing him to collide with Carpenter. The 75th Ranger Regiment will likely be reviewed on their parachute packing process and more oversight could be implemented.

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/05/01/army-spec-ops-make-changes-after-it-took-almost-two-hours-to-find-ranger-lost-in-fatal-free-fall-jump/

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