Chamonix, France – On September 29, 2016, Eric Dossantos, of San Diego, California, miraculously survived a 90 MPH crash into trees while flying his wingsuit in Chamonix, France. On October 25, 2016, he posted his GoPro video of his flight and crash on YouTube.
Dossantos launched off of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m) on the Mont Blanc Massif in his wingsuit. According to Chamonix.net, Dossantos was low on altitude and took the “Cheese Grater line.” He “appears to have not followed the usual exit, but deviated right, out of the couloir, at tree top level, but without sufficient altitude to avoid impact.”
He spent several hours unconscious in the forest before he was rescued and taken to Annecy Hospital. His injuries include “fractures to the left scapula, left clavicle and 3 left side ribs. Also, he has a left hemopneumothorax grade 1, liver laceration, evidence of head trauma, with multiple scalp lacerations and abrasions to the left side of his neck.” It’s amazing that this man is still alive.