Officers of the Moscow Traffic Safety Inspectorate documented a bizarre car accident, which took place in Russia’s capital on November 29 at night. The accident occurred because of a B.A.S.E. jumper.
The car accident took place in Moscow’s north on Sunday night. The B.A.S.E. jumper was jumping off a high-rise building on Moscow’s Khodynsky Boulevard. The man miscalculated the trajectory of his flight and landed on a Land Rover vehicle that was traveling along the street. In addition to the driver, there was a woman and a child on the back seat of the vehicle.
The extreme jumper, a 31-year-old man, named only as Kirill, suffered minor injuries as a result of his misfortunate landing. He was hospitalized with a fracture of his ankle.
The athlete is very sorry about what he did.
“I am an a******! I usually land on playgrounds or school stadiums, but I landed on a car! Well, I guess I will have to pay for the damage that I caused to the car,” he said.
Kirill added that he was going in for B.A.S.E. jumping for three years.
B.A.S.E. jumping, also sometimes written as BASE jumping, is an activity that employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects. "B.A.S.E." is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridge), and earth (cliff).
During the early eighties, nearly all BASE jumps were made using standard skydiving equipment, including two parachutes (main and reserve), and deployment components. Later on, specialized equipment and techniques were developed that were designed specifically for the unique needs of BASE jumping.
BASE jumping grew out of skydiving. BASE jumps are generally made from much lower altitudes than skydives, and a BASE jump takes place in close proximity to the object serving as the jump platform. Because BASE jumps generally entail slower airspeeds than typical skydives (due to the limited altitude), a BASE jumper rarely achieves terminal velocity. Because higher airspeeds enable jumpers more aerodynamic control of their bodies, as well as more positive and quick parachute openings, the longer the delay, the better.