Dramatic Moment Paraglider Loses Control and Plummets Into The Sea

This is the dizzying moment a paraglider’s descent turned into chaos, resulting in him making a crash landing in the Mediterranean Sea. Filmed using his GoPro, Kjartan Gudmundsson said he was completely unaware of what was happening at first, as he made his rapid descent off the coast of Oludeniz, Turkey.

In the shaky footage, the daredevil can be seen flying comfortably before he suddenly becomes distressed as one side of his parachute collapses slightly. The footage becomes more frenzied and the paraglider starts wildly spiraling, unable to control the situation.

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According to Kjartan, 38, his lines became loose and his chute damaged by performing an auto rotation that saw him collapse the right side. The left side of Kjartan’s parachute then became loose from his harness after a mallion broke something the Icelandic-born glider could then not recover from.

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Accepting his fate, Kjartan deployed his reserve shoot less than 25 seconds before he crashed into the ocean. The incident took place on September 26, and fortunately for Kjartan, a boat was on hand to take him to safety.

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Source: ZM


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