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On the 12th, a female winged pilot An An (pseudonym) lost contact in Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie.



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The body of a missing female wingsuit pilot has been found, sources from the Tianmenshan National Forest Park confirmed on Monday evening, nearly a week after she plunged off from a helicopter during a film shoot in central China's Zhangjiajie mountains.

Rescuers rushed to the scene upon hearing from local villagers, who reported having seen a body from afar in an unfrequented dense forest in the scenic area.No vital signs were found and the body was later confirmed as the female pilot who had gone missing on the morning of May 12.The body was found at an altitude of 900 meters, a relative drop of about 1600 meters from where she flew off from the helicopter.


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On May 12, The pilot filmed extreme sports short documentaries  in Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Scenic Spot. The pilot deviated from her planned route and lost contact shortly after 11:19 am on Tuesday when she and another pilot jumped from a helicopter flying at an altitude of 2,500 meters.

Previous search and rescue efforts had been hampered by complicated terrain, along with low visibility caused by recent persistent rainfall.





The 23-year-old missing pilot was said to have undergone systematic professional training abroad and have completed hundreds of wingsuit flights and skydives.
Rescuers believed that the accident was mainly caused by a parachute failure.




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