Paraglider nearly plunges 2,500 feet after the wing on his paramotor malfunctions mid-flight

A man nearly plunged 2,500ft after the wing on his paramotor malfunctioned - but managed to untangle his parachute with moments to spare.

Yanis Teriz, 35, was paramotoring - powered paragliding - in Itatiba, Brazil, when a tear in his wing caused him to spin out of control.

Dramatic footage shows the malfunction sends him crashing towards earth.

He then throws out his emergency chute and it gets tangled in his paragliding lines.

Thankfully, he stays calm enough to untangle the wires - despite falling at hundreds of miles an hour - and manages to successfully redeploy the parachute.

Yanis, who has been paramotoring for ten years, said: "I have done many flights and that is the closest I have come to certain death.

"In the past I have had small incidents like emergency landings but nothing like this.

"I was falling through the sky at a rapid pace, and if I did not manage to untangle the parachute I would not be speaking to you right now.

"I have learnt a valuable lesson from the experience but it didn't stop me from going out straight after for my next flight!"

The video was filmed in July 2020.

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