There’s nothing like an eagle entangling itself in your parachute to turn a relaxing paragliding session over the Himalayas into a heart-pounding plunge to the ground. Fortunately for the Russian paraglider in this video, his reserve chute deployed without a hitch.

But that didn’t stop the glider and the eagle from having to make a rocky emergency landing that saw the pair tumbling through jagged tree branches as they made their way to the ground. Luckily both the man and the eagle came away from the incident mostly unscathed.

Watch the mid-air collision unfold in real time in the amazing video below.

[via pkcrunch]