That should explain it for ya. Seems that the failure was in the parachutes that are part of the test rig, not the actual Orion parachutes. In other words, one of the chutes that was supposed to help the ship get out and away from the drop aircraft, and then oriented in the right direction, failed.
Dragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6519 times:
Quoting Keesje (Reply 3): How many chutes failed? None of them seems to fully deploy.
According to the article, it was one of ten parachutes that failed. I think what they mean is one of the first test chutes failed which caused all of the other chutes to fail, because obviously none of them fully opened. I guess they can not classify the other chutes as failures because they were opened outside of normal parameters.