Army spec ops make changes after it took almost two hours to find Army Ranger SFC Ethan Carpenter lost in fatal free-fall jump
Following a fatal military free-fall accident last spring, all full mission profile jumps conducted by Army special operators must utilize radios, and the 75th Ranger Regiment had to codify a standard for assisting jumpers who are unable to make it to drop zones. That’s according to recommendations approved in November by Lt. Gen. Francis M. Beaudette, who helms the service’s special operations command.
The 75th Ranger Regiment should review its oversight of civilian-contracted parachute packers and implement several procedural changes following a March 2019 free-fall accident that killed a seasoned member of the elite Army unit, an investigation into the incident has determined. In the pre-dawn hours of March 15, Sgt.
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