Daredevils jump into plane in incredible wingsuit stunt

The French wingsuit flyers' stunt was straight out of a James Bond movie


This breathtaking footage shows two divers pull off a stunning stunt that wouldn't look out of place in a James Bond film.

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Wingsuit fliers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet leapt off the side of a mountain in a dangerous attempt to land inside a light aeroplane.

The French duo performed the daring jump - which draws comparison with the opening sequence in Bond movie GoldenEye - over the Alps.

They had done more than 100 practice flights, along with pilot Philippe Bouvier and co-ordinator and navigator Yves Rossy.

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Their first attempt had to be abandoned until conditions were deemed perfect.

The fliers flung themselves off Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland at Rossy's command.

Footage shows the plane dive down the mountain while Fugen and Reffet glide into position.

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In tense scenes, Reffet flipped himself inside the open cabin door before Fugen followed him.

Each of them landed awkwardly but safely, and were shown screaming with joy and hugging each other in celebration as the plane's crew congratulated them.

They had bettered the famous stunt of wingsuit pioneer Patrick de Gayardon, who once jumped from a plane before re-entering it. Gayardon was killed in a stunt in 1998 over Hawaii.

Video from one of the plane's cameras showed it could all have ended in disaster for Fugen and Reffet; in an earlier attempt the fliers fell short of their target, hitting the doorframe before dropping away to glide safely back to earth.

In Goldeneye, Bond - played by Pierce Brosnan - drives off a cliff on a motorbike, before climbing into a falling plane and steering himself to safety.

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