On Dec. 13, 2019, the website Gish Gallop published an article saying that a skydiver survived a “freak accident” after his parachute became entangled on the nose of a passing 737 airplane:
Area Skydiver Caught by 737 Dragged For 200 Miles
A Manteca man is lucky to be alive after surviving what aviation experts are calling both a miracle and a freak accident. An expert skydiver, Kent Clostomy, has made over 3000 jumps from his home base of Lodi, CA. Mr. Clostomy is the co-owner of the mal-named skydiving company Deep Impact and decided to make a high jump from close to 20,000 feet over the California Central Valley.
Recalling his ordeal, Mr. Clostomy seemed unaffected by his unexpected hitchhike on a 737.
“It took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on,” continued Mr. Clostomy. “I’m not too sure, but it was a minute or so. I was caught up underneath the fuselage, you know? I mean, going that fast meant I was pinned up under the plane. I tried banging on the plane. Nothing worked. Finally, I cut myself free and started falling.”
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