Stuntman Jeb Corliss successfully completed a high-risk wingsuit dive through a 100-ft. wide arch in China's Tienman Mountain on Saturday.
Corliss jumped from a helicopter 6,000 feet above the ground, and raced through the air at high speed towards a perilously narrow gap in the mountain. An expectant crowd gasped and cheered as the 35-year old made it through with room to spare.
An earlier attempt was aborted after the smoke canisters on his wingsuit malfunctioned. The suit allows him to fly through the air with decreasing vs. increasing altitude. In his successful attempt, Corliss was able to travel for two-thirds of a mile before releashing his parachute, the Daily Mail reported.
Corliss is the first person to perform a wingsuit jump in China. After landing, the stuntman 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.
Corliss has previously jumped from the Eiffel Tower and flown through a waterfall in the Swiss Alps in his wingsuit.
In 2006, Corliss attempted to dive off the Empire State Building but was blocked by authorities. He was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment with depraved indifference to life. In January 2007, a New York City judge threw out the indictment, claiming that Corliss was skilled enough to have jumped without causing injury to pedestrians.