How a static-line parachute jump is done

Last month, a full-time national serviceman suffered a cervical spine injury while undergoing parachute training in Taiwan. It was revealed on Monday that a cord connecting Private Joshua Quek’s parachute to the aircraft was not pulled taut as required, which affected his jump and caused his neck injury. The Straits Times details how such jumps are done.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'How a static-line parachute jump is done'. Print Edition | Subscribe