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Skydiving Fatalities : 2013 : Europe : Low cutaway from entanglement with camera

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2013-03-29
Norway
Grenland FSK
Malfunction
Gear Issues
Wing Suit
Male
41
1000
15
Witnesses on the ground saw that the person in question had a spinning main canopy, which he continued to work on until he finally cut away at approximately 300 feet, which did not give the reserve enough time to open fully. He was wearing a TonySuits wing suit, and it was first suspected that the cut away and reserve handle got hidden in the pockets of the wingsuit. This was later proven not to be the case. When the video from the jumpers helmet camera was retrieved, it was determined since the jumper had the camera on a long pole sticking off his helmet that the main had entangled with it during deployment. The jumper's reserve was also identified as having been interfered with also by this camera extension pole.


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