Armin Schmieder, a 28-year old wingsuit pilot from Italy, was live streaming his descent from the summit of the Kandersteg in Switzerland when tragedy struck and he was killed. In the footage, which you can watch below, Schmieder can be seen telling his viewers moments before the fateful jump: “today you fly with me.”
The impact itself cannot be seen in the footage, as Schmieder has the camera in his pocket, but a shout can be heard as well as the catastrophic sound of impact. Officials in Switzerland have confirmed that the Italian died in the incident, although the direct cause has yet to be revealed. It is not known whether Schmieder’s wingsuit malfunctioned or if the loss of life was as a result of human error.