BFL270 | 10.9.2015

Dennis Valdez

from United States of America

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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: 10.9.2015
  • Location: Middle Mälchstuel, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  • Category: BASE Fatality
  • Object Type: Earth
  • Cause Of Death: Impact in terminal freefall
  • Clothing - Suit: Aura 1Expert Wingsuit by Squirrel
  • Canopy: Unknown
  • Container: Unknown
  • Packing & Setup: Slider Up BOC Short Start
  • Weather: Sunny, Winds light and variable
  • Possible Factors: Loss of speed-glide, Proximity flying

What do we believe happened?

The jumper in this fatality was part of a two way with the deceased jumping second only a few seconds after the first jumper.

Some hikers up there had seen the whole thing.
The jumper in question was lower than the first jumper and not flying as well/fast he came around a ledge and tried to clear it and hit the mountain side in full flight.
His canopy opened on impact, and flew down to the valley floor below by itself.

This information has come from people who were there...

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