BFL70 | 1.9.2002

Kirill Kiselev

from Russian Federation27 years

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Unknown

BASE SEASONS

500

SKYDIVES

20

WS SKYDIVES

30

BASE JUMPS

2

WS BASE JUMPS
  • Date & Time: 1.9.2002
  • Location: Vikesaxa, Eikesdalen, Norway
  • Category: BASE Fatality
  • Object Type: Earth
  • Cause Of Death: Low pull
  • Clothing - Suit: Birdman GTIExpert Wingsuit by Birdman
  • Canopy: 225 Dagger7 Cell by Apex BASE
  • Container: Warlock2 Pin by Apex BASE
  • Packing & Setup: Slider Up BOC Vertical
  • Weather: Winds light and variable
  • Possible Factors: Altitude awareness, Emergency low pull, Extracted Pilot Chute to late

What do we believe happened?

I received this report from a close friend of Kirill who witnessed or heard most of the jump. Kirill has 500 skydives with 20 being with a wing suit, and 30 BASE jumps, with 2 being with a wing suit. This fatality began with an inadvertent low pull from a man who didn't do low pulls. His friend believes Kirill encountered a stability problem late in the flight. The friend, along with authorities, inspected Kirill's body and gear at the hospital. Kirill had opened his canopy, the slider is at the links. Both toggles are still stowed. The wing zippers are closed and the swoop cords are still over his fingers. The wing fabric between his legs is torn. His broken neck and one broken leg suggest opening and impact occurred at about the same time. The report intimates failure of the wingsuit material between Kirill's legs caused a stability problem at pull time. By the time Kirill stopped trying to overcome the situation and deploy, it is too late. Kirill is the first BASE jumper to die flying a wingsuit on a BASE jump.

 

 

Update 15th June 2019

 

 

            Kirill's legs caused a stability problem at pull time."
             Suit was in perfect shape.

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