Chinese State Tv Shows Hungarian Wingsuit Flyer's Fatal Flight (Video)

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Sameera Ehteram
Chinese state television CCTV released footage of a Hungarian wingsuit flyer, Victor Kovat’s, fatal flight in central China as his parachute failed to open on Tuesday.

Chinese state television CCTV released footage of a Hungarian wingsuit flyer, Victor Kovat’s, fatal flight in central China as his parachute failed to open on Tuesday.

He went crashing into a valley. Xinhua reported that around 200 fire fighters and police officers were dispatched to the scene to look for him.

The rescue teams found his body on Wednesday at the foot of a 100 meter high cliff.

Kovat had completed 700 wingsuit flights over the last six years. Initial investigations say the accident was caused by a technical problem during the trial jump.

The video reminds one of Mark Sutton’s last leap before he crashed to his death.

Sutton, who took part in the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony by parachuting from a helicopter above the stadium as James Bond, died on 14th August 2013 in a wingsuit flying accident in Switzerland. He had been travelling at around 125mph when he hit a ridge. He wore three cameras to film what was meant to be a one-minute “warm-up” in an event for a sports channel. He gave a thumbs-up before he took the leap, unfortunately, to his death.

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