The paratrooper was involved in a high altitude launch and free fall, a procedure different from a low level launch, like the one that saw an unlucky Thai paratrooper die after the deploy line didn’t snap causing him to remain stucked to the plane until he fell to the ground (with a reserve chute failing as well).
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That’s not a CC-130, it’s too narrow.