NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—A trapeze artist from a renowned family of daredevils has successfully completed
a stunt that involved hanging by her teeth from a helicopter above Niagara Falls.
Aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda performed a series of movements while on a hoop suspended from the helicopter, including hanging from her teeth, her toes and her knees.
After she landed, Wallenda said the stunt “felt amazing.”
She said it was windier above the falls than she had expected, but said it was comforting for her to look up to the helicopter and see her husband inside.
Wallenda also had a message for young girls after her stunt — you can do anything a guy can do, with a little more grace.
Thursday’s aerial stunt came on the fifth anniversary of Wallenda’s husband’s tightrope walk over the falls.