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Fatal wingsuit accident in Chamonix

Pilot crashed into a building near the Montenvers train station

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Ellie Mahoney | Chamonix Editor | Published: 4 Oct 2016


Fatal wingsuit accident in Chamonix

A Russian wingsuit pilot sadly died yesterday after crashing into a building on Rue Helbronner, at the back of the Montenvers train station. 

He had jumped from the summit of the Aiguille du Midi yesterday afternoon but for some reason his parachute didn't open. 

The PGHM were called to the scene but sadly there was nothing they could do to help the man. 

The building he crashed into was apparently unoccupied at the time.