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Watch: Russian Soldier Left Dangling From Chopper in Mid-air as Parachute Gets Stuck

The soldier's parachute got entangled with the helicopter, and the chopper then slowly descends with him dangling in mid-air. (Credit: Youtube)

The soldier's parachute got entangled with the helicopter, and the chopper then slowly descends with him dangling in mid-air. (Credit: Youtube)

In the now viral video, the soldier is about to jump from the Military Mi-8 military helicopter, but his parachute gets caught over the tail and he is left dangling mid-air.

Air sports have certainly gained quite a name when it comes to adventure games. Although it may pump ones adrenaline, it can also land you in some precarious situations.

Something similar happened to a Russian soldier who was attempting to jump from an altitude of 6,500 feet from a chopper when his parachute got stuck and he was left suspended in the air with his parachute strings. The video was shared by War News Updates on their YouTube channel on March 18, 2021. In the one minute, thirty-six second video, we see how the soldier is about to jump from the Military Mi-8 military helicopter, but his parachute gets caught over the tail and he is left dangling mid-air. However, the para soldier was quite lucky as the helicopter slowly hovered to lower altitudes and made its landing, bringing him safely to the ground.

According to DailyMail, the para soldier was making the jump out from aircraft on to a military airfield in the village of Kashtak near the city of Chita, Russia, on the morning of March 16, 2021. As the helicopter made its landing, the soldier was rescued by the ground crew.

The video has garnered over 2k views since it was shared on YouTube.

The DailyMail report mentions that a local resident Maxim Stefanovich, who was witnessing the plight of the dangling soldier, said he had heard something and then noticed the helicopter flying over the airfield. His first reaction was thinking that it was the military testing some new equipment, however, after zooming in on the helicopter through his smartphone camera, he spotted the para soldier suspended mid-air beneath the aircraft. The report also mentionsthat Maxim immediately called the police and asked them to contact the military as soon as possible.

Maxim said that he was thinking about how the man was keeping up in such a dangerous and uncomfortable position. On top of all,the chilling winters of Chita might have also added to the soldier’s misery, as Maxim wondered that the soldier might be suffering with frostbite. However, the safe landing of the soldier ensured that he was taken care of.

Keywords: Russia, Para Soldier, Parachute, Chita, Winters, Air Sports, Combat, Kashtak, Air Field, Navy, Russian Military