Two Wingsuiters Fly Into The Open Door Of A Plane

November 29, 2017

Because some people's adrenal glands don't get enough of a workout just leaving their apartment like mine do, this is a video of French wingsuiters Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet flying into the open door of a prop plane after jumping from the top of Jungfrau summit of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. They show a couple misses at the beginning of the video, but thankfully not into the plane's propeller. Adrenaline junkies, am I right? I'd go to the doctor and get your glands checked out, because there might be something wrong. I mean I get more than amped enough just answering a clue correctly on Jeopardy, and these guys have to wingsuit into airplanes. Obviously my feat is way more impressive, but still.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to JackOfNoTrades and Carmen, who agree it would have been even more impressive if they flew into a plane with no pilot and had to take control of it before it crashed into the ground like in the opening of Goldeneye.

  • Jenness

    I wasn't even there and careened right into that propeller. I'm typing to you now from beyond the grave.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    This shit's gonna end up on Outrageous Acts of Science.

  • Bosun Higgs

    Don't cross the streams, and don't overshoot that door.
    It would be bad.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Wearing wingsuits like a couple of chumps:

  • TheQiwiMan

    This is amazing, I just wish it was in higher res than 240p

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering what percentage of wingsuit fliers die in stupid yet spectacular ways.

  • Google says...

    But a 2012 study by Dr. Omer Mei-Den, a wingsuit enthusiast and assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Colorado, indicated that 72 percent of fliers had witnessed death or serious injury, and 76 percent had experienced what they categorized as a “near miss.”30 Aug 2014

  • Akegata

    This is extremely misleading.
    Most wingsuit jumpers don't BASE jump. Fatalities in wingsuit skydives is very rare.

    The report is only regarding wingsuit BASE jumping, which is absolutely an extremely dangerous sport.
    It's also a pretty small sport, which means most jumpers know most other jumpers. Basically, one fatality could mean that a huge number of jumpers have witnessed a death.

    Generally there is no way to know how many percentage of people die in wingsuit BASE, since no one knows how many practice the sport.

    If you are actually interested in knowing what leads to fatalities, google BFL.
    In general, most fatalities happen rather unspectacularly by cliff strikes after a bad exit.

  • The_Wretched

    You couldn't find a gif to say that?

  • Colt

    I don't think it would have been as punny.

  • Draco Basileus

    Next James Bond opening sequence confirmed.

  • steve holt


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