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No Pun Intended?

Posted on the 15 June 2018 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

From the BBC:
Mrs Cilliers, a highly-experienced parachuting instructor, suffered near-fatal injuries when both her main and reserve parachutes failed in a jump at the Army Parachute Association... Her husband, who was an experienced parachute packer, [had] tampered with equipment he knew his wife was going to use.
Her survival was described as a "near-miracle". It was put down to the soft soil of the ploughed field where she landed.
Mr Justice Sweeney said Mrs Cilliers, although recovered physically, had sustained serious and long-lasting psychological damage.
"This was wicked offending of extreme gravity", he told Cilliers.

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