This footage shows the moment two tourists on a powered paraglider spiral out of control and fatally plunge to the ground at a national park as onlookers watch on.
The unnamed paramotoring enthusiasts, who have not been named, were flying above the Mount Exing Scenic Area when they crashed in the town of Yuhua in Xiangyin County in Central China’s Hunan Province.
Footage taken by witnesses on 26th June shows the tandem paramotor swaying uncontrollably as the extreme sports hobbyists spiral towards the dense wood below them.
The video author watches as the paragliders disappear below the tree at roughly 7pm local time, with footage from the aftermath showing local residents surrounding the crash site where their paramotor has landed.
The two men – one in a white top and one wearing black – can be seen lying motionless on the ground.
The Xiangyin County Government said in a statement today (27th June) that both men had been taken to provincial capital Changsha for treatment.
However, they were both declared dead following unsuccessful attempts to revive them.
The official statement said both men were tourists from an outside province who had travelled to Mount Exing to paraglide.
A mistake during their flight is believed to have caused the crash, the statement added.
Investigations are ongoing and no further information has been released at this time.
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