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New York police search for parachutists who landed near Ground Zero!
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10-01-2013, 01:20 PM #1
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Police in New York are searching for two men who appear to have parachuted onto a lower Manhattan street near Ground Zero before dawn on Monday and disappeared, authorities said.

Two men wearing black suits and black helmets were spotted by a security camera alighting onto a street near Goldman Sachs Group Inc's lower Manhattan headquarters at 3:07 a.m. Monday, the New York Police Department's chief spokesman, John McCarthy, said.


http://news.yahoo.com/york-police-search...18933.html

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10-01-2013, 01:29 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hmm.gif Men in Black? Syrian? 13.gif Has to be one or the other...

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Seriously though good find OP, strange story.

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10-01-2013, 01:30 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Not that I would be base jumping anyway, but definitely not at night. 13.gif
10-01-2013, 01:37 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It could have been done from nearby buildings. I was questioning this at first and found this out...
Quote:24.8 meters is the absolute minimum height a paratrooper can be dropped from

I went to Airborne school in Ft. Benning, GA. I have dropped out of airplanes at heights as low as 500 feet. It hurts to jump from that low an altitude, an it's actualy scarier than dropping from higher altitudes. 24.8 meters is about 81 feet, so it would be about the equivalent of a 7th or 8th story from a building. I can assure you I would not jump from that height unless my life depended on it.


http://askville.amazon.com/minimum-heigh...tId=259642

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