What should you do if you fall from a plane with no parachute?
Answered by: Jeffery Gainer,Personal chef, writer, bon vivant
In Donald Burgett's memoir Currahee from the early days of the 101st Airborne, he describes an incident from a night training jump:
在唐纳德·伯格特(Donald Burgett)的回忆录“第101空降师早期的库拉希”(Currahee From The 101 Airborne)中，他描述了一次夜间训练跳伞的事件：
"The man hit a few yards away, making a sound like a large mattress going ‘floornp' against the ground, and for the second time in a week I witnessed a man hitting the ground so hard that he actually bounced. Limping over, I looked down at him and nearly fell over when he opened his eyes and asked me, "What happened?"
''Your chute didn't open," I told him. ''You're kidding," he said. "Help me up, I've got to get going."
''You're not going anywhere," a sergeant said as a jeep pulled up, "except to a hospital." The man on the ground protested, saying that he had to make another jump that night.
When he tried to get up all he could do was raise his head a little, then fall back to the ground. It was then I noticed the crosses on his collar; who else but a chaplain could fall 1000 feet with an unopened chute and live? He had suffered a broken leg and internal injuries, but just how bad I never did find out."