“Birdman” Jeb Corless was crashing into Table Mountain, South Africa while doing a flyby for an HBO documentary. He then tumbled through the air and attempted to deploy his parachute before hitting the ground. His injuries saw him break most of the bones in his legs and had him confined to a hospital bed for nearly five weeks.
May be disturbing to some viewers…
I was flying to close and messed up :) I was going for a black balloon that was basically laying on the rocks and was going to try and kick it with my foot. In order to do this I had to fly low and flat between boulders. My left foot clipped a boulder that dragged me into a flat ledge that I took at the waist at full speed. If I had not clipped that boulder I might have made it, I might have still impacted. It’s very hard to tell from the footage. Everything happens very fast. But when you go for a flight where inches are the difference between making it and not making it well impact is very possible. I knew this and took the risk and paid the price for pushing way to hard. I take full responsibility for my actions and am just happy I still have legs to do rehab on.
This is not my first time getting hurt and it will not be my last. I push it, always have and always will. One day I will die and I just hope that when I do, it will be doing something I truly love…
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