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Report 301
Dropzone: Deland USA

December 2017
Vigil Serial: #40830
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

After an uneventful skydive where I was getting video, we all broke off and tracked away at 5000ft. At ±4000ft I attempted to deploy. I had trouble getting enough grip to deploy. I tried again but unsuccessfull. I continued focussed being able to grap and forgot my emergency procedure and felt to the Vigil activation. I attempted to grab the rear risers to flare but my imput had little effect and did a hard landing on the asphalt.
I survived and I'm grateful to Vigil.

Report 300
Dropzone: Les Milles France

December 2017
Vigil Serial: #12041
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

J'ai tiré sur mon extracteur normalement à 1000 mètres mais malheureusement mon glisseur n'est pas descendu malgré différentes opérations. J'ai libéré à 500 mètres mais je n'ai pas réussi à trouver la poignée de mon secours. Le vigil a bien fonctionné et je me suis retrouvé sous voile 150 mètres, merci

Report 299
Dropzone: Bitburg Germany

December 2017
Vigil Serial: #32630
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Vigil Mode:Student
Skydiver comments:

The jumper (beginner) cuts the main canopy and don't find the reserve handle.

Report 298
Dropzone: Kolomna Russia

November 2017
Vigil Serial: #3814
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

After I opened main canopy happened a Failure and a low cutaway.

Report 297
Dropzone: Senica Slovenia

October 2017
Vigil Serial: #11100
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

Jumper failed to find chute, he forgot to check the altitude & Vigil fired.

Report 296
Dropzone: Bondues France

September 2017
Vigil Serial: #32304
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

During a Freefly jump (4 people), at the break, convergent trajectories. Having suffered serious physical damage, conscious but unable to move arms and legs, falling on my back, I was unable to open main and reserve and I knew I had to wait and rely on my AAD to save my life. Reserve was opened by the AAD Vigil at a height of approximately 300 meters (Thank You Vigil!) and then I landed in trees (unable to pilot).

Report 295
Dropzone: Caldwell USA

June 2017
Vigil Serial: #25431
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Vigil Mode:Student
Skydiver comments:

Good exit. Student deployed but went into instability/spinning & tumbled & lost altitude awareness.
Vigil fired.

Report 294
Dropzone: Spa BELGIUM

November 2017
Vigil Serial: #22930
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

During opening of the main parachute, hand deploy snagged on the helmet video mount creating a horse shoe
malfunction. Jumper cuts away main and goes back in free fall. Due to heavy clothing and big gloves due to the
cold weather, jumper was enable to locate the reserve ripcord and Vigil fired. Reserve opening, canopy ride
and landing were uneventfull. This is obviously a save.

Report 293
Dropzone: Cerfontaine BELGIUM

November 2017
Vigil Serial: #17717
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

After a toggle fire at the main canopy that induced severe rotations, jumper tried to correct the problem for too long time, cut away approximately between 350 and 300 m and never pulled his reserve ripcord.
Happily he builded enough speed for the Vigil to activate at a very low altitude. Jumper landed in a tree, shocked but not severly injured.
Obviously an other save !!

Report 292
Dropzone: Elderslie AUSTRALIA

October 2017
Vigil Serial: #35753
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Vigil Mode:PRO
Skydiver comments:

Toggle off caused line twists above and below slider. Spinning on my back. Canopy collision at 2k ft. At the same time in process of emergency procedures. Located cutaway handle, didnt locate reserve handle.
RSL failed (was open on landing) was on/closed during gear check.
RSL failure caused confusion. Couldn't locate handle, got to belly position as AAD fired.

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