Saturday, April 23, 2016

the army forgot how to attach parachutes... damn, you ask them to get one tiny thing right, instead, you get 3 Humvees smacking planet earth at 9.82m/sec squared

The 173rd Airborne Brigade is investigating what went wrong during an airborne drop that resulted in three Humvees free-falling to their destruction, as depicted in a widely-shared online video.

On April 11, the Army conducted a heavy drop and personnel airborne operation as part of exercise Saber Junction 16 at Hohenfels training area in Germany. About 150 supply bundles, vehicles, communications equipment and indirect weapons systems were dropped, according to Army spokesman Maj. Juan Martinez. But three Humvees slipped from their rigging as their parachutes deployed. plummeting hundreds of feet to the earth.


  1. A ton of putty and they will be like new!

  2. If you listen carefully to the comments made during the filming it almost sounds like they expected that to happen. A bit of fun sabotage perhaps? Or maybe a bet or dare?

    One dropping by mistake can be an accident, but three? In the same drop?

  3. O M G !!! I thought it was just one. O.o