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Gary Cullen

Gary Cullen
Date: June 19, 2010 Nationality: unknown
Location: "Eagles Nest", Ørneredet, Lysefjord, Norway
COD: Failed Launch / Impact Ground
Ground Launching or Skiing: Ground Launching
Wing Type: Omega 155
Wingloading: 1.35 kg/m²
Age: 51
Experience: unknown
Beacon/Locator/Etc (Spot, inReach, Recco, GPS): unknown


A 51-year-old New Zealand pilot fell 30m to his death after ground launching from Ørneredet (Eagles Nest) Gary and a friend had gone to Lysebotn to do a First Base Jump Course. After completing the course winds were not ideal for BASE but winds were forecast to be better the next day. Late that afternoon Gary went up to ground launch his skydiving canopy. On his second launch attempt he had his accident when the canopy he was using collapsed due to it failing to inflate correctly and he fell 30m the the ledge below the launch site. He died while on the ledge, with another BASE jumper who had climbed down to help him.


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