Did your parachute not open?

This is without a doubt the most common question asked by non-jumpers.  In fact, 100% of all non-skydivers have asked me this (rather silly) question.


Nobody could survive an impact on concrete going 120 mph or more.  If I had hit without an open parachute, they'd have been scraping all of me from the runway.

As it turns out, they only had to call the fire department to hose off all my blood, bone marrow, bone fragments and teeth from the runway.  Honestly, many people have that as the starkest memory of the accident; the fire truck hosing blood off the runway.