THIS is the terrifying moment a member of the Army Parachute Display team plummeted to the ground after losing control during a 5,000ft jump.

The unnamed parachutist from the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment amazingly survived with only minor injuries.

Video shows the jumper spins quickly before hitting the ground.

The jump took place over Eastbourne, last Friday with other members of the team landing in the sea.

The Argus:

Daniel Blocksidge, 35, from Tredegar, South Wales filmed the fall while visiting the air show with his family.

The water engineer said: "The way he fell, I’m surprised he hasn’t broken his legs so to hear he is ok – fair play to him.

"I'm just glad he is safe."

In a statement a spokesman from The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team said: “The Tigers Army Parachute Display Team are pleased to announce that the team member who landed to the eastern edge of the drop zone has suffered only minor grazes and is receiving a precautionary medical assessment.

“The Tigers would like to thank the police and St Johns Ambulance Service who co-ordinated a fast response to the incident.”