It is one of those events that you either would love to do or you cannot imagine anything worse. While you can jump out of an aeroplane and do a parachute jump on your own, many people feel safer strapped to an instructor as part of a tandem skydive. You let them control the situation and worry about the parachute and when to deploy it, while you enjoy the experience of free-falling before floating to the ground with the aid of the parachute.
Many people do this every year, some for charity and some simply for the thrill of it. Whatever you may consider doing it for, it is important to remember most jumps end successfully. However, since this is really an extreme sport there is a potential for hazards to occur. These should be minimised as much as possible but there is a chance for accidents to be suffered by those taking part. A tandem skydive takes real nerve, but it also takes the ability to completely trust your instructor and everyone else involved to ensure it takes place successfully. On rare occasions things can go wrong and this is when advice might be a good idea if you have a tandem skydive accident.
What types of injuries have the potential to occur during this jump?
In this situation you place complete trust in your instructor. If they should cause an accident to happen that is purely their fault, they can be found negligent in their actions as part of the jump. Negligent actions on their part can mean you are injured and if that happens you might suffer for some time afterwards.
Broken or fractured ankles or other bones upon landing are possible, as are other injuries caused by an unstable fall. The stress incurred through these injuries and through the realisation that the landing is not going as planned can also be hard to deal with.
Could Accident Advice Helpline help you?
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Date Published: July 22, 2014
Author: David Brown