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Famed Wingsuit Jumper Alexander Polli Dies in Crash

The 31-year-old dual Italian-Norwegian national crashed into a tree in in the Couloir Ensa near Chamonix

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    BASE jumping trailblazer Alexander Polli died Monday after a wing suit crash in the French Alps, authorities told NBC News.

    The 31-year-old dual Italian-Norwegian national crashed into a tree in in the Couloir Ensa near Chamonix, an area popular with BASE jumpers.

    "It's a location where there are a lot of accidents," a rescuer with the PGHM mountain rescue unit said.

    Video of Polli's earlier "high-speed hole shot" through the opening of "Batman Cave" in Montserrat, Spain, in 2013 has racked up more than 13 million views on YouTube.

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