Man filmed plummeting to the ground after tangling with another soldier deploys his reserve chute just metres from death!

Luckiest Paratrooper Deploys Reserve Just In Time

Is this the luckiest paratrooper ever?

The video shows two Filipino paratroopers, who have just jumped from a helicopter, become tangled during an airborne operation.

One of the men decides to release his main parachute in an attempt to untangle from his co-jumper.

As the incident unfolds people can be heard yelling in the background.

This results in his falling quickly to the ground – with the old chute streaming above him.

Just moments before hitting the ground the paratrooper is able to release his back-up parachute.

Onlookers scream as the man plummets toward the ground, but sound relieved as the parachute opens.

He lands in a cloud of dust on the ground but is able to get up and walk.

He is greeted on the ground by a group of paratroopers who slap his arm and greet him happily as he walks toward them.