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Two US fighter jets flew under parachutists in UK near miss

Two US fighter jets flew underneath parachutists in UK close to miss

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  1. It may have been a close shave, but wow, to have a video clip of fighter jets flying past under your feet and lived to tell the story…that’s pure gold

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/12/two-us-fighter-jets-flew-under-parachutists-in-uk-near-miss) reduced by 79%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Two US fighter planes were in danger of colliding with a pair of skydivers in Cambridgeshire after the jets inadvertently flew across a parachuting site, a report has revealed.

    > A US air force representative had recently retired at short notice, leading to a gap in the advisory post during which time a report related to the incident was overlooked, the report said.

    > The parachutists, who had reported the event before Airprox contacted the pilots of the US planes, had "No control over their speed or direction while in freefall" but could have opened their parachutes to slow their descent, the report said.

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