Friday, 15 June 2018

No pun intended?

From the BBC:

Mrs Cilliers, a highly-experienced parachuting instructor, suffered near-fatal injuries when both her main and reserve parachutes failed in a jump at the Army Parachute Association... Her husband, who was an experienced parachute packer, [had] tampered with equipment he knew his wife was going to use.

Her survival was described as a "near-miracle". It was put down to the soft soil of the ploughed field where she landed.

Mr Justice Sweeney said Mrs Cilliers, although recovered physically, had sustained serious and long-lasting psychological damage.

"This was wicked offending of extreme gravity", he told Cilliers.


paulc156 said...

It's true. Would never have happened on the Moon.

Mark Wadsworth said...

P, true. But it would be a rather too elaborate murder plot, tricking your wife into going parachute jumping on the Moon.