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April 17, 2017

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St0rmFury  Malaysia20 minutes ago#1
Texas teen who survived 3,000-foot fall in sky-diving accident wins $760,000 in lawsuit

A North Texas woman who survived a fall of more than 3,000 feet to the ground in a sky-diving accident in Oklahoma three years ago has won $760,000 in a lawsuit.

Makenzie Wethington, then 16, injured her liver and kidney, suffered bleeding in her brain and broke her pelvis, lumbar spine, shoulder blade and several ribs when her parachute malfunctioned above Chickasha on Jan. 25, 2014. She also chipped several teeth.

Her lawsuit claimed that she wasn't properly trained for the jump and that her parachute was inappropriate for her skill level. 

But Robert Swainson, who owned the now-closed Pegasus Air Sports Center in Chickasha, argued that Makenzie panicked during the jump and failed to follow instructions.

The teen had wanted to sky-dive as a high school graduation present. But she begged her parents to let her jump as a birthday present when she learned that the minimum age to jump alone in Oklahoma was 16. The U.S. Parachuting Association responded to the incident by raising the minimum age to 18 nationwide.

Makenzie's father, Joe Wethington, made the 200-mile drive to Oklahoma with her and was the first to jump from the plane that morning. The sky divers were making a static-line jump, where a lanyard attached to the plane is connected to the parachute, causing the chute to open automatically.

Wethington said that when his daughter jumped, her parachute opened only partially and she began to spin toward the ground.

Swainson, the chief instructor at Pegasus for more than three decades, disputed that, saying her parachute opened completely and that it had a slight turn — something he said she could have easily corrected using techniques from his five-hour class before the jump.

"There are other things you can do to stop the turn, but she didn't do anything," he said. "I think she just panicked."

The Federal Aviation Administration released a report in June 2014 saying that Makenzie's parachute was in good working condition at the time of the jump. It found no evidence of safety violations at Pegasus Air Sports Center.

Joe, who had consented for his daughter to make the jump, later said it shouldn't have been allowed.

"I don't think she should have been allowed at 16 to go up there and perform that type of jump; no matter what I say or she says, she shouldn't have been allowed," he said. "I find it very hard to believe that the rules and regulations in Oklahoma are that lax."

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https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2017/04/17/texas-teen-survived-3000-foot-fall-skydiving-accident-wins-760000-lawsuit


tl;dr: 

Dad: I hereby allow my daughter to jump.

-later-

Dad: Why the hell did they allow my precious baby girl to jump?
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Darkman124 14 minutes ago#2
Dad: I would rather be a hypocrite than f*** up my own legal case

sucks that it clearly ran the owner of the jumping business out of his livelihood though

i guess it sucks more that she nearly died and probably is crippled permanently in one way or another, but it's not really the business owner's fault
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Omnislasher 13 minutes ago#3
St0rmFury posted...
She also chipped several teeth.


..lmao
Gravityfare 13 minutes ago#4
wat
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and seize packages and pocket the currency.
TheGoldenEel 10 minutes ago#5
St0rmFury posted...
tl;dr:

Dad: I hereby allow my daughter to jump.

-later-

Dad: Why the hell did they allow my precious baby girl to jump?

more like

Dad: "I hereby allow my daughter to jump, assuming they'll train her properly to jump and they'll have safety precautions for inexperienced jumpers

later

Dad: "Why the hell did they allow her to jump not being properly trained and without safety precautions for inexperienced jumpers?"
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Keith_Valentine 6 minutes ago#6
s*** like this will doom this country.
AlephZero 6 minutes ago#7
that girl's name

peggy hill
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LastTomorrow 6 minutes ago#8
But... How did she survive that?
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St0rmFury  Malaysia15 seconds ago#9
TheGoldenEel posted...
more like

Dad: "I hereby allow my daughter to jump, assuming they'll train her properly to jump and they'll have safety precautions for inexperienced jumpers

later

Dad: "Why the hell did they allow her to jump not being properly trained and without safety precautions for inexperienced jumpers?"

They did everything they could to prepare her before and during the jump. Not their fault she freaked out and failed to follow instructions.
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