Paraglider narrowly avoids death after accidental plunge in shocking video – National
an acro parasailing in Organya, Spain experienced the horror of his life when he leapt seconds from his crash to his death after the brake lines jammed.
Kevin Philipp, an experienced acrobatic paraglider, posted the disturbing clip YouTube Second, most of it was captured by his helmet camera.
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In the video, Philipp is seen rapidly falling from an unknown height, spinning as he struggles with a stuck brake line.
He got stuck in the paraglider’s wings and continued to fall until, just seconds before hitting the ground, he was able to open his rescue pack and make an emergency parachute drop.
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In the description of his YouTube video, Philipp seems to imply that it was “strong winds” that caused the accident as he took to the streets.
“Break [sic] the line is jammed,” he wrote. “The fall on the roads and wings made it quite difficult to throw the parachutes. Falling speed is greatly increased due to the torsion wing”.
Philipp estimates he has “1 second” left from hitting the ground by the time he can open his emergency parachute.
“This is not a day to die!” he wrote.
“In aerobatic paragliding, we face a lot of challenges [sic] and mistakes in learning tricks,” explains Philipp. “With 2-3 parachutes and high altitude, we can safely train this type of sport. This occasion is quite unlucky and rare.”
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