VIDEO: American BASE jumper dies in eastern Turkey
ERZİNCAN – Doğan News Agency
DHA photoAn American BASE jumper has died after an accident while BASE jumping from a rocky mountain in the eastern Turkish province of Erzincan on July 21.
Ian Flanders, an American BASE jumper known as “Batman,” died when the ropes of his parachute wrapped around his legs after he dove into the air from an altitude of 2,500 meters off the summit of a rocky mountain as part of Wingsuit Exit jumping.
Flanders was attending the International Nature Sports Festival in Erzincan with American colleagues Scatty Bob and Matt Blank and Austrian Edi Cuschall as part of a BASE jumping team visiting Turkey for the first time ever for the Wingsuit Exit show.