Italian wingsuit pilot, Armin Schmieder, 28, wanted to bring his fans a look at the jump at the summit of Kandersteg in the Swiss alps. Schmieder was live-streaming on Facebook when the jump took a deadly turn.
Armin Schmieder, 28, an experienced sky diver who had been doing wingsuit jumps for more than a year, told his followers on social media before his last, fateful jump “today you fly with me”.
The actual impact is not shown in the video, as the camera was in his pocket, but a shout can be heard as well as the sound of the impact.
Officials in Switzerland have confirmed that Schmieder was killed in the accident the direct reason for his death has not been released. It is not clear whether his wingsuit malfunctioned or if his tragic death was due to a mistake.
WARNING: Some viewers may find this footage disturbing.