Himalayan Vulture Brings Down Paraglider

Man—and bird—survive collision
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2011 12:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – A bird of prey nearly made a Russian paraglider's first flight over the Himalayas his last one. Video from a helmet camera captured the moment when two Himalayan griffon vultures swooped on the Russian. One of them became entangled in the flier's parachute. Luckily, the 24-year-old paraglider was able to deploy his emergency parachute and land unharmed in a clearing, the Telegraph reports. He managed to free the entangled bird, which flew off, apparently unscathed by the collision. (Read more paragliding stories.)

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