Craig Stapleton is a lucky man. The 51-year-old veteran skydiver was attempting a mid-air stunt after jumping from about 8,000 feet, but then both of his parachutes failed. He spun in the air for three minutes before hitting the ground at about 30-miles-an-hour and somehow he survived with minor injuries.
Everything went wrong with jump from the start. He was attempting a stunt called a flag jump with his friend Katie Hanson, but he was traveling too fast. After that he tried to open his main chute, but only half of it deployed. He tried his auxiliary chute, but that went right into his main chute and stuck there.
Stapleton prepared for the hard landing by getting into a crouch so he could roll upon impact, but he lucked out. He landed in a row of grapes in recently plowed soil that he said was "very soft."