There was one fatality during a company-size night jump with 3 C-160R in Mali on 17 June 2017 as well as several wounded because of high winds and rough grounds. The deceased, Chasseur de 1ere classe Riveta, from 3 Coy, 1er RCP, originating from French Polynesia, was found on the ground with cardio vascular arrest and could not be resuscitated.Sorry I generalised a bit - I meant the standard issue low level jump, static line harness to put a battalion down on the ground quickly.
No release mechanism, other than the centre of chest , 'twist and bang' and the harness falls to pieces.
The reason I asked about all the chaps deploying a second chute - if you are dropping in sub-optimal conditions eg rough piece of Sahel, anemometer flicking around the 20mph position, its night, you are loaded down with extra ammo/water etc,etc....... collapsing one canopy as you are being dragged rapidly over rocks and stones is unpleasant but doable.
But having a second one to deal with in these conditions - No thanks.
Because it was his first Op deployment and he had only recently completed his basic training, some questioned whether his lack of parachuting experience added to difficult conditions were not the reason for his death.