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  • 26 September 2011, 14:16

Video: Man flies through mountain

A US stuntman donned a wingsuit to fly at speeds of 75mph through a hole in a mountain.

Jeb Corliss, 35, managed to steer himself through the natural gap in the Tianmen peak in Hunan Province, China.

He glided for nearly a mile - and through the mountain's 4,000ft archway - before deploying his parachute and landing safely on a bridge.

Jeb's spectacular stunt began when he leapt from a helicopter, freefalling towards the hillside and using his wingsuit to swoop like a bird towards the opening - just 100m across.

After completing the second, successful jump, the Californian said: "That was one of the greatest wingsuit flights of my entire life. Thank you China, that was amazing. I love it, oh my God."

 

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