28 Sep '15, 7pm

Investigation into a paratrooper's death leads to changes in airborne operations

Investigation into a paratrooper's death leads to changes in airborne operations

Sgt. Shaina Schmigel Related Fort Bragg paratrooper who died in airborne training accident was using newer parachute Fort Bragg soldier dies in airborne training accident FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Less than four seconds after Sgt. Shaina Schmigel jumped from a C-17 as part of a nighttime airborne operation, she was being dragged behind the aircraft. She became entangled in the next jumper's suspension lines and died of severe neck injuries. Schmigel, 21, was killed after she jumped with a T-11 parachute at Holland Drop Zone on May 30, 2014. An investigation into her death found the most glaring error was the jump master's failure to inspect the static lines of her parachute. Schmigel was an intelligence analyst with the 37th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. She joined the Army in 2010 and had been assigned to 2nd Brigade since June 2011. Parat...

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