A wingsuit pilot has taken the sport of sky diving to new heights after hurtling through a narrow slit in a mountainside.
Jeb Corliss launched himself from a helicopter at 6,000ft today, zooming through the air at 75mph towards the imposing Tianmen mountain in Hunan Province, China.
The stuntman's wingsuit, which has thin membranes between the limbs and torso, allowed the 35-year-old to glide through the air while losing altitude gradually instead of plummeting directly towards Earth.
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The arch measures less than 100ft across and left the daredevil with little margin for error.
But his first attempt to fly through the Tianmen arch this afternoon had to be abandoned after smoke canisters attached to his ankles developed mechanical problems. Corliss was forced to abandon the attempt in mid-flight and had to make a detour to avoid slamming into the side of the cliff face.
'Thank you China, that was amazing. I love it, oh my God.'