Today’s award goes to the US Army servicemen who were supposed to prepare vehicles for an air drop in Germany.
During a recent training exercise in Hohenfels, Germany, this month, soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade practiced launching equipment from the rear of C-130 transport aircraft. Somehow, during the course of the drops, three Humvees managed to lose their parachutes, hurtling to the ground at high velocity.
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According to the Army Times, the April 11 exercise involved dropping 150 supply bundles. During the course of the drop, three Humvees slipped their parachute rigging and fell hundreds of feet to the ground. No one was hurt, and the Army has begun an investigation into what went wrong.
There’s more at the link.
Here’s how it went. Language alert – as one might expect from soldiers, some of the comments are a bit rude.
From Twitter user WTF Nation, here’s how one of the former Humvees looked after landing.
That won’t buff out . . .