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B.A.S.E Gone Wrong

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Anybody have any info about jumper whos chute didnt open?

Just heard a little snipet on the news.

Snohomish SAR looking.


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He was attempting to clear a ledge 1000ft down, using a wing suit which increases glide ratio. Baring has been BASE jumped with a wing suit successfully a few times and many times without. He did not get the suit flying properly in time but apparently still decided to try to out fly the ledge rather than deploy early. He did not make it.


The current consensus based on the other jumpers observations, is that he did not attempt to deploy his parachute. This would imply that it was not a malfunction in gear, rather a costly error in judgment.


These are the details we have available now. An inspection of his gear will likely follow.

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