Crowd Screams As Parachutist Crashes During Army Display

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

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This is the moment a parachutist crashes onto a building’s roof during an army exhibition before plummeting to the ground as the crowd screams in shock.

The incident took place at the Paratrooper Brigade headquarters in the town of Paracuellos de Jarama near the central Spanish capital Madrid during an exhibition for veteran paratroopers.

In the footage, three parachutists are seen approaching the landing spot as the one of them spirals out of control and crashes on the building’s roof.

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Spectators scream in shock as the parachutist rolls down the roof and falls to the ground. The other two parachutists then land safely on the landing spot.

The unnamed parachutist, 33 years old, reportedly suffered a broken nose, several smashed teeth, facial injuries and a fractured hip and leg.

He was taken to the Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid where he is currently receiving treatment for his multiple injuries.

Another parachutist told local media: “By the way he fell, it could have been a lot more serious.”

It is currently unclear if the incident is being investigated by the authorities.

Netizen ‘Riojano1971’ said: “A broken nose? He was very lucky. Let’s hope he recovers at home with his family.”

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.