OMG, Odd Ball, Strange News — By Dave on 2011/09/24 8:23 AM
Wingsuit skydiver Jeb Corliss became the first man to fly through the Tianmen Cave – an actual hole through a mountain – near Zhangjiajie in Hunan province, central China.
The 35 year old Corliss jumped from a helicopter 6,000 feet (1,830 metres) above the Tianmen cave, flying towards it, and sailed right through it.
Jeb failed at his first attempt, but succeeded the second time round.
“That was one of the greatest wingsuit flights of my entire life. Thank you China, that was amazing,” said Corliss after he landed safely on a bridge.
According to Corliss, the first attempt failed due to smoke brackets on his feet that did not work properly and forced him to take a detour.
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