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  Adar 11, 5774 , 11/02/14

Paratrooper Saved by Reserve Chute at Last Minute

A major tragedy was prevented during a paratrooper exercise over Palmachim Beach last week.

During the course's qualifying jump, the main chute did not open for one of the paratroopers.  The soldier perceived the malfunction and, at the last moment, succeeded in opening the reserve chute, which brought him safely down.

Inspectors are looking into the incident.

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