Friday Freakout: Wingsuiter Spins Into Water With Tension Knot Malfunction

Posted by Andrew R.

Wow, talk about an unfortunate series of events which leads to a bad situation.

A wingsuit pilot does a skydive with his BASE rig and pulls low — well, low by skydiving standards. On opening, a tension knot on his rear-right riser sends him spiralling towards a lake, which luckily broke his fall compared to impacting solid ground. However, keep in mind that he’s in an unzipped wingsuit which is filling up with water. Luckily he doesn’t drown and makes it back to shore — with all of his gear no less.

For what it’s worth, this incident occurred in Russia.