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Territorial eagle damages paraglider's chute over Turkey

By Ben Hooper
Territorial eagle damages paraglider's chute over Turkey
An eagle attacks a paraglider's chute over Turkey. Screenshot: Newsflare

ANKARA, Turkey, June 7 (UPI) -- A Turkish paraglider's helmet camera captured his encounter with a territorial eagle that attacked and damaged his parachute while he was high over the ground.

The video shows the paraglider taking off from a mountainous area in Antalya Province last week and being quickly joined by an eagle that started circling above his chute.

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The paraglider shouts at the eagle, but the bird of prey attacks and damages the fabric of the chute.

The man is able to make a successful emergency landing and avoids injury.

"Now I'm a paraglider who's survived an eagle attack!" the man says in Turkish after landing.

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