BFL157 | 14.9.2010

William Heidebrecht

from Canada

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BASE SEASONS

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SKYDIVES

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WS SKYDIVES

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BASE JUMPS

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WS BASE JUMPS
  • Date & Time: 14.9.2010
  • Location: High Nose, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  • Category: BASE Fatality
  • Object Type: Earth
  • Cause Of Death: Low pull
  • Clothing - Suit: Phantom EdgeBeginner Wingsuit by Phoenix-Fly
  • Canopy: Unknown
  • Container: Unknown
  • Packing & Setup: Slider Up BOC Vertical
  • Weather: Sunny, Winds light and variable
  • Possible Factors: Extracted Pilot Chute to late, Unable to locate pilot chute

What do we believe happened?

William, a Canadian firefighter and experienced BASE jumper, went to the valley and made a jump from the high nose with his Vampire 3.
He opened with multiple line twists and ripped his zipper clean off getting free in a hurry but landed safely. With his V3 unusable he went to his Phantom 1.
His flight was fine but at pull time muscle memory had him reaching for a leg pouch as he always did when flying his V3.

After 2-3 feels he then remembered its a BOC when using the Phantom and finally pitches. As the lines came out he impacted the ground killing him instantly.

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