British Paratrooper Crashes Through Roof Of Californian Home After His Parachute Failed To Deploy Properly

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A British paratrooper crashed through the roof of residential property in California after his parachute failed to deploy correctly. 

The elite trooper had just jumped out of an aircraft as part of a training exercise when he got into trouble about 10,000ft in the air. 

The aircraft carrying the paratroopers took off from Camp Roberts, a national guard based in California. 

Part of the exercise involved a HALO jump, an acronym for High Altitude Low Opening; a high-risk parachute jump used by special forces operators. 

“So I ran in to make sure he was okay and I checked on him and his eyes were open but I wasn’t sure if there were any injuries. I didn’t want anyone to move him.”

She added: “It’s a miracle in my estimation, really. I mean, who lands like that without a parachute and lives?”

A spokesperson for the MOD said: “There has been a parachuting incident involving a British soldier training alongside American allies in California.

“The soldier received minor injuries and is recovering well.”

A statement from the Atascadero police department said: 

“Investigation revealed that a parachute failed to fully deploy during manoeuvres by a group training at Camp Roberts. 

“This was the only incident involved and all others participating in the jump landed safely at the designated landing field.”

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