WATCH: Wingsuit dare-devils base jump into a plane in mid-air

2017-11-29 14:30 - Unathi Nlkanjeni
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Cape Town - If you have a passion for heights, speed or all-around crazy stunts, then we'd have you know that you are not the only one.

Two daredevils recently completed an incredible stunt that saw them fly into the cabin of a moving plane with only wingsuits to help them.

Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet jumped from 13 000 ft before speeding through the air at 85mp/h and managed to glide into the aircraft over the Swiss Alps.

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According to the pair, they were celebrating the 20th anniversary of fellow daredevil Patrick de Gayardon's achievement which saw him jump from an aircraft with a wingsuit before flying back into the plane in 1997.

While jumping from a cliff, Fugen and Reffet wore head cameras for their stunt and the entire event was captured on video.

The footage shows them leaping from a mountain in  Switzerland with their wingsuits as the specially made plane flew over the mountain range.

The pair maintained contact with the pilots using a push-to-talk system and the video shows them flying below the plane before swooping up closer as the aircraft flies downwards.

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Watch the footage below: 

The pair told Redbull that this was the most intense project of their career as they flew into the plane 20 times. 

"You need to have skills, focus and there’s also a lot of work," says the pair.

As for safety measures, the pair says they had to make the plane safe so they didn't hurt themselves if they were touch it.

"We also worked on the parachutes so they don’t open too fast in case we touch the plane,' says the pair, adding that the biggest risk was when they BASE jumped from the cliff. 

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