Today you fly with me


An Italian wingsuit pilot who crashed down to his death in the Alps was broadcasting his daring jump live on Facebook, it has emerged.

The 28-year-old, named locally as Armin Schmieder, told his fans 'today you fly with me' before his leap, from a mountain top near Kandersteg in Switzerland, ended in tragedy.

Images from a video posted online show the pilot readying his wingsuit before pocketing his phone and taking off.