Object Type: Earth
Location: Sass Pordoi, Dolomites, Italy
COD: No-Pull / Impact
Clothes / Suit: Wingsuit Ski base
The jump was to be a wingsuit ski base. Ski off of a mountain, do some flips, then pull on release cords that are attached to upward releasing ski bindings in order to jettison the skis and fly away from the wall in the wingsuit and deploy.
Shane did a double back flip in perfect McConkey style. As planned, afterwards, he went to release his skis. This is where the jump went wrong. He was able to release the right ski, but not the left, to make matters worse, the right ski became in-tow on the left.. He remained focused on releasing them by reaching down to that left binding. This put him into a spin/ unstable falling style, that was out of his control and not his concern; Shane was only concerned with reaching that heel piece on his left ski so that he could release it and achieve a snag free deployment. His movements were intentional and deliberate. He succeeded in releasing that left ski off of his boot and then both skis were gone. He immediately transitioned into a perfect flying position; but he was too low. Less than a moment later, he impacted the snow, and died.
Shane McConkey Documentary Trailer:
Shane McConkey -- In Deep tribute
BASE Fatality List
*** Please send updates, additions, corrections, or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or please contact us.
Media Advisory - This information is proprietary and only for the internal use of the BASE jumping community.
You do not have permission to quote anything presented herein without consent.
In the interest of fairness and accuracy this List will present an inaccurate view when not taken in context. These listed events represent fatalities that have occurred over a period of time spanning 1981 to the present.
This List is not 100% accurate.
These reports change as new information becomes available.
Fatalities are not necessarily in order of their occurrence.
BLiNC Magazine strongly encourages readers to comment on its content. Read the Disclaimer and the policy on Site Naming. Posting a comment releases it in the Public Domain. These comments will be moderated. If you see inappropriate content, please notify the administrator
All rights reserved. No republication of this material, in any form or medium, is permitted without express permission of the author. All images and words are protected by U.S. and International Copyright laws. Copyright 1994-2011
This page has been seen 16,903 times.
Created byLast updated by