Two soldiers cheated death when their parachutes got caught in high-voltage power lines during a bungled jump.
The duo collided with the cables during a night-time training mission over Cupar in Fife last month.
Fortunately the pair escaped uninjured, but briefly wiped out the electricity supply to around 480 nearby homes.
ScottishPower said it was alerted to two failures on the network within the space of an hour at around 10pm on August 31, which were “restored within a matter of seconds”.
The incident happened on the outskirts of the town, around seven miles from the military base at Leuchars.
A spokesperson from the MoD said: “We are aware of an accident in the Cupar area involving military personnel last month.
“No personnel were injured. As an investigation is ongoing it would be inappropriate to offer additional comment.”
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