Video: Dubai Crown Prince in skydiving scare

Sheikh Hamdan’s parachute cords became entangled during a dive 3,000 feet above the Dubai skyline
By Shane McGinley
Wed 20 Nov 2013 09:31 AM

Dubai Crown Prince, HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has released a video of a recent skydive where his parachute cords became entangled after he jumped out of a plane at 3,000 feet above the Dubai skyline.

The Dubai royal, who is an experienced skydiver and avid fan of the sport, kept his composure and after a few dramatic seconds managed to untangle the cords without having to use his emergency cord.

In an interview with Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm, Sheikh Hamdan described how he saw the nerve-racking experience as a demonstration of his ability to remain calm when faced with challenging situations.

“In such situations taking a decision can save the jumper, whereas delaying for seconds can lead to ominous results,” he was quoted as saying.

“I could have simply taken the easy solution by using the alternative parachute. I looked at the problem from the perspective of a challenge that earns skills and additional experience, so I decided to confront the problem and deal with the challenge. I began immediately handling the problem manually and was able to solve the interwoven ropes and landed safely."

Click here to see the video of the incident

The Crown Prince during a previous skydive

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