Experienced U.S. Air Force commando dropped out of C-130 over the Gulf of Mexico

Experienced U.S. Air Force commando dropped out of C-130 over the Gulf of Mexico

The US Navy reports the discovery and identification of the body of an American soldier who died while landing from a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.


The tragic incident occurred on November 5 during a U.S. Air Force exercise over the Gulf of Mexico. The exact location is also reported - in the area of ​​the coast of Florida, south of the base of Hurlburt Field.

The incident looks strange. The US Air Force press service reports that Sergeant Cole Coniff 1990 of birth fell out of the plane before the "planned parachute jump." The official version is as follows: Coniff tried to open the parachute in the current situation, but the parachute of a soldier of the elite special operations unit (23 Special Squadron) of Sergeant Condiff lost control during the descent. As a result, the American commandos fell into the ocean. According to other sources, the sergeant’s parachute did not open at all.

It is known that Cole Kondiff had extensive skydiving skills, was also part of the SCUBA combat divers group, and received special training in intelligence operations and combat support operations for other units of the US armed forces. He participated in operations in Afghanistan, in African countries.

Lieutenant Stephen Cooper, commander of the unit in which Kondiff served:

This is a huge loss for our entire unit.

The reason why an experienced Air Force sergeant dropped out of the plane before the appointed time of the jump is not reported.
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https://twitter.com/CoachCondiff (двоюродный брат Коула Кондиффа)
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  1. Victor_B 12 November 2019 07: 00 New
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    No luck man.
    But accidents in the exercises, alas, and we have ...
    The reliability of any technology and people has never been 100%.
    So that in the future there will also be losses, even among over-trained military personnel.
    About simple soldiers ... just more.
    1. Aaron Zawi 12 November 2019 07: 29 New
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      Quote: Victor_B
      No luck man.
      But accidents in the exercises, alas, and we have ...
      The reliability of any technology and people has never been 100%.
      So that in the future there will also be losses, even among over-trained military personnel.
      About simple soldiers ... just more.

      That's for sure. I remember how in Israel experienced the death of 5 fighters Cyret Matkal in the exercises. One mistake ... sad
    2. Pike 12 November 2019 07: 33 New
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      Accidents - they are different. It is like a unit involved in the elimination of Bin Laden. Did the deceased also participate in any secret operation? Not a statement, but a hypothesis.
      1. Flamberg 12 November 2019 07: 39 New
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        This is not a hypothesis, but paranoia ...
        1. Pike 12 November 2019 07: 42 New
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          Paranoia, this is when I’m sure. I give my guess 20 percent probability.
        2. Pike 13 November 2019 01: 33 New
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          By the way, the parachute didn’t open here either recently. Probably, under the influence of "Novice" was. They say that there is a beautiful mosque nearby ...
          1. Flamberg 13 November 2019 05: 16 New
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            The elderberry garden, and the uncle in Kiev. Where is the curator and where is the usual commando? fool
            1. Pike 13 November 2019 09: 42 New
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              This is me, in general, about accidents.
              1. Flamberg 13 November 2019 10: 01 New
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                In general, the curator was killed ... The fighter fell out of the plane ...
                The Okkamah is a methodological principle, in a short form, which says: “You should not multiply things without need”
                In modern science, Occam’s razor is usually understood as a general principle that states that if there are several logically consistent explanations for a phenomenon that explain it equally well, then, ceteris paribus, the simplest of them should be considered true.
            2. businessv 13 November 2019 18: 50 New
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              Quote: Flamberg
              Where is the curator and where is the usual commando?

              Already maybe together! crying
      2. snake 12 November 2019 09: 15 New
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        Quote: Pike
        Did the deceased also participate in any secret operation?

        Or did he accidentally say "last" instead of "extreme"? what
      3. Charik 12 November 2019 13: 23 New
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        al-Baghdad 'killed' will now die
    3. lwxx 12 November 2019 08: 11 New
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      How strange did the parachute fall or not open? An accident with a parachute is one thing, and there is a hole in the old woman, and another thing fell out of the plane. Walked, walked and suddenly stumbled, hit his head and down.
    4. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 08: 59 New
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      After this incident, he needs to change his name to Clown Condiff ... laughing
      1. infantryman2020 12 November 2019 09: 09 New
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        fool Maybe change your name yourself?
        1. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 13 New
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          And why are you all defending him like that? After all, they are enemies of Russia and they are jumping to kill us Russians and our children ...
          1. Nikolai Grek 12 November 2019 20: 55 New
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            Quote: Alexander Petrov1
            And why are you all defending him like that? After all, they are enemies of Russia and they are jumping to kill us Russians and our children ...

            here you can even without mentioning Russia ... judging by his track record, the uncle is involved in no war crime !!!
            1. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 21: 02 New
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              God sees everything - there is a way for him, that is, to Hell ...
              1. Nikolai Grek 13 November 2019 03: 18 New
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                Quote: Alexander Petrov1
                God sees everything - there is a way for him, that is, to Hell ...

                it is worth noting that God is too supportive of them ... for their crimes they must fall out of planes every day ... and not a single thing !!! wassat wassat repeat repeat repeat
        2. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 19 New
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          Unlike you, the enemy special forces are not sorry for the killers of thugs, I feel sorry for our defenders when they heroically die.
          1. Trigger-Happy 12 November 2019 09: 35 New
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            For us, grandfathers and great-grandfathers heroically perished, and all those who heroically died after that died for anyone, but not for "us", rather instead! Do not mix.
            1. Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 42 New
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              But how did the war against terrorists in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Syria, and the vile and cowardly attack of the crazy Saakashvili in Georgia on our peacekeepers - forget your Heroes of our country?
              1. Trigger-Happy 12 November 2019 12: 10 New
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                I do not mind the fact that they died heroically, just do not say that it is all for us. This is a substitution of concepts. For us they perished in the Great Patriotic War, after it there were no wars on the territory of our country.
                1. Ka-52 12 November 2019 12: 36 New
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                  . For us they perished in the Great Patriotic War, after it there were no wars on the territory of our country.

                  You can see some Baltic. Then yes, indeed after WW2 there were no more wars in your territory. And we still had 1QV and 2QW, where many of our Russian guys died.
                  I do not mind the fact that they died heroically, just do not say that it is all for us. This is a substitution of concepts

                  it is a substitution of concepts only in verbiage. who always try to get into their barrel of honey with any fly in the ointment.
                  1. Trigger-Happy 12 November 2019 14: 25 New
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                    Well, then you are a resident of Africa, "1HV" - Operations to restore constitutional order, "2HV" - KTO in the territory of the C-Caucasian region. And the second one touched very much, and was the result of just the criminal actions of the leadership in the 1st, and the second was already inevitable. And I know more than yours how much, where and who died there. I think if you have a fly in the ointment, then you don’t need to dunk it in the neighboring barrel of honey, even if you have never had honey yourself ........ Well, the question is simple: in whom did the Soviet military die?
                    1. Ka-52 13 November 2019 12: 08 New
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                      Well, then you are a resident of Africa, "1HV" - Operations to restore constitutional order, "2HV" - KTO in the territory of the C-Caucasian region.

                      yes, tell us from the sofa what is combined arms operations using heavy armored vehicles, artillery and aviation and what is antiterrorist operationconducted by the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with standard equipment level armored personnel carriers.
                    2. perm23 14 November 2019 05: 11 New
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                      and in Korea and in Angola and Vietnam they perished for us. for the USSR. So unfortunately the world is arranged. So that you have a good and calm at home. someone needs 1000 km. fight for it
                      1. Trigger-Happy 14 November 2019 17: 42 New
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                        Quote: perm23
                        and in Korea and in Angola and Vietnam they perished for us. for the USSR. So unfortunately the world is arranged. So that you have a good and calm at home. someone needs 1000 km. fight for it

                        complete nonsense, ..... this is how, for example, in Angola they died for us?
                      2. perm23 19 November 2019 06: 16 New
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                        Market shared world. We and the USA. . . After all, the United States is climbing somewhere not for the sake of the notorious democracy but for the sake of profit and profit. And its influence .. How did we get this is another matter. but unfortunately this is a necessity.
                      3. Trigger-Happy 19 November 2019 11: 07 New
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                        Well, actually I’m saying this - for the market, for influence, for ideas, but for anything, but not for "us." Politics and geopolitics are a dirty business; protection of why a home is a sacred business! My house is not Angola, fortunately.
                      4. perm23 19 November 2019 11: 41 New
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                        and we are all foreign policy and everything else. Yes, politics is the case. but such is life. and if we can sell the tank to Angola, then the mechanic Uncle Vasya will receive a salary in the Urals. and if we can also make our oil and diamonds mined in our equipment in Angola, then many will get paid. That's all geopolitics.
                      5. Trigger-Happy 19 November 2019 12: 21 New
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                        I do not think that the sale of a tank to Angola is a vital event, and therefore I think that it is not for us. Uncle Vasya can always be provided with work by profession in his homeland. This is my opinion and it may not coincide with someone else, but such is life, this will have to be reckoned with.
  2. maidan.izrailovich 12 November 2019 13: 32 New
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    Unlike you, the enemy special forces are not sorry for the killers of thugs, I feel sorry for our defenders when they heroically die.

    You are right for 100500. good
    And your opponents of the same field of berries with labeled creature. Stupid naivety interspersed with infantility.
  • Alexander Petrov1 12 November 2019 09: 26 New
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    The more they fall out of the plane, the better the Russians will sleep ...
  • Prisoner 12 November 2019 11: 37 New
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    Sorry, but there is a certain algorithm for leaving the side when landing. And then he took it and fell out. This is a very strange accident. Or is it a translator mistake?
  • rocket757 12 November 2019 07: 02 New
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    Anything can happen ... such is their "job".
  • Andrei Nikolaevich 12 November 2019 07: 03 New
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    The guy was not sitting at home.
  • The leader of the Redskins 12 November 2019 07: 16 New
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    We will not think not well. Accident, tragic accident.
  • Rusfaner 12 November 2019 07: 51 New
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    Fighting teapots and craftsmen. First, it’s clear - they don’t know anything, but the second seems to have seized fate by the tail, but it turns around and grabs the madman by the throat ...
    1. parkello 12 November 2019 08: 44 New
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      the reason is someone's solid ... forged boot, resting on his buttocks on a grand scale .. surely someone kicked in the ass and fell out. well, even though he himself died and did not have to finish winked none of the two parachutes opened ..? then they put matches in the stoppers ... it seems more like a showdown between the warriors than on the National Assembly. I laid my own dome. if within a month it was not possible to make a single jump. then the dome had to be dismantled and re-laid, and then it could fall down. tracked into stone. and he most likely jumped on the foyle (or its congener) where both domes go to the back, the main upper, spare (type PZ-88) bottom left ring jellyfish. and not one opened ... suggests that they should not have been revealed. request
      1. tracer 13 November 2019 00: 16 New
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        Well, about the installation, then yes, you can do it. Only in the pre-hopping bustle you are unlikely to get yours ... They have a pound placed there special service. It’s impossible for yourself .... it may well be. And the fact that they love with wide open sides and hatches scamper without insurance so this is a well-known fact.
        1. parkello 13 November 2019 07: 53 New
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          just because I have a lot of friends in the USA, including employees, I know that if something happens they will not be paid insurance, they will not risk it just like that. especially the older, experienced ... most likely he was dropped into the water intentionally. Either knew a lot or fantasized. Which is also quite a common occurrence. but in this incident it is necessary to sort out for a long time and painstakingly to draw unfounded conclusions. anything could have happened. From an accident to a deliberate physical elimination. And as for the service of the pavers, then yes, I still remember in the USSR ... except for paratroopers, the rest were stacked by specialists from their domes. only an experienced paratrooper will stack it himself ... and some did not stack it at all. I remember Ivanovitch, he simply collected his dome and carried it on the plane. He threw it away and then jumped it out. Directly, in an armful and overboard .. he had 4000 jumps with me (30 years have already passed since then, already maybe all 20.000 jumps) if the training jump .and the T-10 dome (round) then it was put 100% by the special forces. and there it is necessary to understand why the parachute device did not work. there is such a chip .. the device is installed in seconds. and it is placed on both domes. especially if the boevukha’s jump and anything can happen in flight ... from losing consciousness to an injury to a hand or other limb and you just don’t have time to pull out the ring, but if the dome opens then in 3-5 seconds you need to unlock the spare the dome, so that the second dome wouldn’t accidentally open at 200m. there’s such a lace, the red one passes by the studs and catches. and if the device works, it pulls out the studs of the second parachute. so it’s hard to believe the version about the dome fell out and the dome didn’t open. ..from that second as the dome on with you don’t fear anything anymore, if you then pull the ring and plan, and if the dome is round (type T-10 or our D-6. then there must still be stabilization fastened with a carbine, which is done even before the side take-off, so the first thing that got up , fastened the carabiner to the cable. and further to its place until the doors to jump open. if an inexperienced paratrooper crashed, I would have more faith in the version of non-disclosure ... it could happen and due to a lack of experience he simply did not have time to react and correctly follow Instructions. But here the experienced fighter. in general, I don’t know .. I'm just voicing my thoughts out loud. I am not saying anything ...
  • Doliva63 12 November 2019 07: 56 New
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    "The reason why an experienced Air Force sergeant dropped out of the plane before the appointed time of the jump is not reported."
    If "to the appointed moment of the jump", that is, in our opinion, to the team, then there is only one answer - the roof has gone. Looks tired of bringing democracy to the planet.
  • garri-lin 12 November 2019 09: 30 New
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    It seems like the cameras are on airplanes. So who knows everything. And if they don’t voice it, it’s muddy.
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  • saveall 12 November 2019 09: 38 New
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    In the photo exactly 29 year old sergeant Cole? Judging by the photo, he's already under fifty dollars ...
    1. Prisoner 12 November 2019 14: 03 New
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      Coca-Cola with burgers of youth is not added.
  • MoJloT 12 November 2019 10: 11 New
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    Bright memory to everyone who is in slings ...
    1. Prisoner 12 November 2019 14: 05 New
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      Wait! Slings and a full dome is a pass to life, and not a ticket to the next world. Think what you say!
      1. MoJloT 12 November 2019 14: 51 New
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        Think what you say!
        Those who are given will understand.
  • Ros 56 12 November 2019 10: 58 New
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    God just didn’t like it.
  • Sayan 12 November 2019 11: 34 New
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    In general, jumped. And maybe they helped, dude it was seasoned.
  • Paul Siebert 12 November 2019 12: 02 New
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    Remember how enthusiastic our media wrote about the Humvees crashed during the landing.
    Like: "they and in the landing - a mess!" And later it turned out that this was an intentional sabotage of some state idiot. Perhaps this is also an unclean thing - someone settled accounts with a peasant ... Enemy, avenging cuckold husband? ...
    1. lukewarm 12 November 2019 12: 38 New
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      Quote: Paul Siebert
      Enemy, avenging cuckold husband?

      laughing
      Long hands of a cuckold. I got to the service and ruined the parachute. Apparently his wife underestimated him. laughing
  • Tolik_74 12 November 2019 12: 38 New
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    Dropped out and dropped out, one less, why only take the first page of this news. I do not care
  • Igor Polovodov 12 November 2019 17: 50 New
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    He probably knew something superfluous ... otherwise he couldn’t explain it ...
  • Rostislav Bely 12 November 2019 19: 37 New
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    I suppose I wanted to show some kind of "trick" (adrenaline) - it didn’t work ...
    Reminded a joke about a crow:
    ... everyone is flying down, there is a hare crow: "Crow, what to do, now everything
    break up! ". The crow, smiling:" No, you wave your wings! ". Beasts
    dead of this alignment raven in one throat: "We do not
    wings !!! ". Crow, thinking:" And "why" then "show off"? "
  • Graz 12 November 2019 21: 10 New
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    or maybe the higher authorities got rid of an uncomfortable witness to their affairs?
  • bogart047 13 November 2019 01: 04 New
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    health to the deceased
    1. militarist63 14 November 2019 03: 21 New
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      belay what even so?!.... what
  • Horn 13 November 2019 13: 34 New
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    Is this not a repetition of the Bin Laden annihilators?
  • ochakow703 13 November 2019 13: 40 New
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    Yes, they threw it away.
  • nekromonger 13 November 2019 18: 59 New
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    maybe they were going to omit it?
    1. militarist63 14 November 2019 03: 19 New
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      Or have you already done it ...
  • militarist63 14 November 2019 03: 18 New
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    Perhaps some "ends in the water" ...
  • Trigger-Happy 14 November 2019 17: 43 New
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    Quote: Ka-52
    Well, then you are a resident of Africa, "1HV" - Operations to restore constitutional order, "2HV" - KTO in the territory of the C-Caucasian region.

    yes, tell us from the sofa what is combined arms operations using heavy armored vehicles, artillery and aviation and what is antiterrorist operationconducted by the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with standard equipment level armored personnel carriers.

    I'm from the chair, this is the official name of those "wars", if that ......
  • Izzy Gubinstein 15 November 2019 07: 21 New
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    chloride black spot
    Aligarchs in chloride entrenched - digging