Lieutenant I.M. Chisov*s Freefall

Report
By: Jacob Whitfield and Savannah
Turner
• In January 1942, Ivan Mikhailovich Chisov was a lieutenant for
the former Soviet Union in World War II.
• Attacked by German Messerschmitts.
• Forced to bail out.
• Did not open parachute.
• Free-fell 20,000 feet
and lived to tell the tale.
• Though many may think that Ivan free-fell
20,000, hit the ground and lived, this is not
entirely accurate.
• Factors to consider:
•3 feet of snow
•Unconscious
•Tumbled down an incline
• "The First Step Is The Longest." Amusing Facts. IPromote Media
Inc., 2009. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
<http://www.amusingfacts.com/facts/Detail/fall-noparachute.html>.
• Meyer. "Chuteless Jumps." Featured Exhibits - Parachute and
Skydive History. Web. 04 Oct. 2011.
<http://www.parachutehistory.com/other/bonusday.html>.

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