1. Header
  2. Header-80

Welcome: If this is your first visit, start by reading the followingÂ…
Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of a page, or become an Editors and change the actual contents.


Recent changes
If this is a return visit, click here to see what Editors have recently changed.

About the New BASE Wiki.

Susan Oatly

  1. BLiNCMagazine #BASEJump #BFL #BASEFatalityList
Date: September 25, 1993 Nationality: American
Object Type: Earth
Location: El Capitan, Yosemite, California, United States
COD: IMpact (wall)
Clothes / Suit: Normal Clothes
Parachute: tbd
Age: tbd
Experience: 150+ parachute jumps
Time of day: tbd


Susan is the first El Capitan fatality and Yosemite's third BASE fatality overall.
She held a head high attitude for too long, lost altitude awareness, and backed into the wall in her 15th second of freefall.
This jump began the process of insisting people who begin BASE jumping have at least 150 previous parachutes jumps.
There is also a side issue involving people without much experience being handed BASE jumps beyond their abilities.
Load organizer Keith Jones is arrested by the Park Service (after staying behind to lead recovery efforts) and charged with manslaughter. The charges are later reduced to aerial delivery.

If you have a picture, or more details of this jumper, please contact us.

The List:
BASE Fatality List

*** Please send updates, additions, corrections, or comments to: bfl@baselogic.com, 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
Categories: Category:BFL

This page has been seen 5,369 times.

Current Discussion: Main discussion

  1. No comments have been posted for this discussion.

Users Browsing This Page (0 members, 1 guests)