Bird strike on a paraglider

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Above is helmet cam video of a Russian guy paragliding over the Himalayas when he's buzzed by two birds. One of the birds gets tangled in his control lines and he starts to fall. He struggles for control, eventually deploys his reserve chute and survives crashing through the tree tops as he makes a hard landing. 
  
(via Holger Awakens
 

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