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Veteran Wingsuit Jumper Dies in Horrible Accident in China

11 Jan 2021

Victor Kovats final flight caught on video.

The veteran wingsuit flyer Victor Kovats has died after failing to deploy his parachute prior to landing at the world championships in China. Kovats' body was found on Wednesday morning at the foot of a cliff in Tianmen Mountain National Park in Zhangjiajie City, after a team of more than 200 rescuers searched the forest by foot.

Kovats was the fourth contestant to fly on Tuesday, but a powerful gust of wind derailed him from the planned route, and then the parachute failed to open due to technical problem. Kovats was an extreme-sport veteran, parachuting well over 1,000 times and wingsuit jumping 700 times.

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Report by Mark Morris.

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