BFL198 | 26.12.2012

Carl Guichon

from France

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Unknown

BASE SEASONS

Unknown

SKYDIVES

Unknown

WS SKYDIVES

70

BASE JUMPS

10

WS BASE JUMPS
  • Date & Time: 26.12.2012
  • Location: Molaire, Choranche, France
  • Category: BASE Fatality
  • Object Type: Earth
  • Cause Of Death: Impact in terminal freefall
  • Clothing - Suit: Phantom 3Beginner Wingsuit by Phoenix-Fly
  • Canopy: Unknown
  • Container: Unknown
  • Packing & Setup: Slider Up BOC Vertical
  • Weather: Winds light and variable
  • Possible Factors: Extracted Pilot Chute to late, Loss of speed-glide

What do we believe happened?

Carl was jumping a Phantom 3, had around 70 base jumps including about 10 with a wingsuit. His wingsuit jumps were done in LB, plus one on a more technical french cliff, with good performance.

The fatal jump was from a 300m vertical cliff, with a long talus leading to LZ, total height around 850m. It was Carl's first jump from this cliff, conditions were good.

His exit was stable, beginning of his flight was normal, then his performance rapidly dropped, with very little forward speed and high fall-rate. At this point he still had plenty of altitude to pull. He passed over some low power-lines that are crossing the talus at some point, and pulled around 100m afterwards, very low over trees. We only saw his PC out. The canopy was found outside of the container.

This report does highlight what is slowly beginning to appear as the norm..

Low base jump numbers and flying wingsuit base after few jumps with no experience...

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