Putrajaya Corp: Permission was given for BASE jump training session

A file picture of a BASE jumper leaping off the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry building on Feb 2, 2020. - YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The BASE jump training session held here on Friday (Jan 1) had permission from the manager of the building concerned and the Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) as the organiser and local authority.

PPj corporate communications division director Tengku Aina Tengku Ismail Shah said the Special Malaysian Assistance and Rescue Team (SMART) was also informed about the session and personnel were deployed to be on standby at the scene.

"The training also took into account all safety aspects and the weather. Wind direction indicators were placed on the building and landing area.

"Based on the direction and strength of the wind during the incident, it was safe to perform the jump," she said in a statement here Saturday (Jan 2).

She was commenting on the incident where a man died while performing a BASE jump trial at the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry building here.

In the 5.35 pm incident Friday, Azuan Taharudin, 49, along with seven other BASE jumpers from the BASE Ababil Club were training for a performance in conjunction with 2021 Federal Territories Day.

Tengku Aina said during the jump, Azuan lost control of his parachute and hit windows of the building several times before falling off.

"Azuan who had more than 18 years of experience in parachuting had performed over 300 BASE jumps.

"He was also involved in many jumping events held in Putrajaya such as the Terjunan Kibaran Jalur Gemilang ke-62, Terjunan Jubli Perak 25 tahun Putrajaya, Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon and Putrajaya BASE Jump 2020," she said.

Tengku Aina said PPj also extended its deepest condolences to Azuan's family. – Bernama

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