Friday Freakout: Broken BASE Parachute + Broken Teeth

Posted by Andrew R.

The term “broken” might be a stretch for the canopy malfunction, but unfortunately this BASE jump accident resulted in some broken teeth and an injured leg.

After opening, this BASE jumper felt the canopy moving backwards towards the cliff. As she pulled the toggles, it was uncontrollable and unstable. She looked up and found her control lines in a big cluster. As she continued to pull on her toggles, the tailgate hang up cleared 15 feet from the ground, which sent her canopy surging forward and slamming her into the ground.

The end result was some broken teeth and an injured leg, but no major injuries.