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Wingsuit Fly-By Past Rio’s Iconic Christ The Redeemer Statue

Two extreme sports professionals undertake a daring wingsuit fly-by of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.


Norwegian Espen Fadnes and Frenchman Ludovic Woerth decided to attempt the stunt after drawing up a list of their dream flight destinations. The pair were ferried into position on trikes – the motorised hand gliders used to give tourists an aerial view of the city – before making the leap from around 2000m, with Fadnes flying below the arm of the iconic monument, and Woerth passing above it filming.

The wingsuit fliers landed at a Rio roundabout in the early hours, before heading back to their hotel for a celebratory breakfast beer.

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