Ueli Gegenschatz (January 3, 1971 – November 13, 2009, Zurich) was a Swiss BASE jumper, paraglider and skydiver. He held several world records. Gegenschatz was known for his expert paragliding, skydiving and BASE jumping and his flight in a high-tech flying-squirrel-inspired wingsuit.
On November 11, 2009, during a jump for Red Bull from the Sunrise Tower in Zurich, Switzerland, a gust of wind hit Gegenschatz and he lost control of his jump. He hit the ground and was seriously injured. He died on November 13.
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- "Ueli Gegenschatz ist tot [Ueli Gegenschatz is dead]" (in German). Tages-Anzeiger. 13 November 2009. http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/leute/Ueli-Gegenschatz-ist-tot/story/28637980. Retrieved 14 November 2009.