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Wallenda wife to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls

Posted 11:12 a.m. Wednesday
Updated 11:46 a.m. Wednesday

FILE - In this July 3, 2009 file photo, Nik Wallenda, right, and his wife Erendira talk with reporters after walking a 1000 foot-long high-wire, suspended 200 feet over the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh. Five years after Nik Wallenda walked over Niagara Falls on a high wire, his trapeze-artist wife is planning to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over the falls. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

— The trapeze-artist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls.

Five years after Nik Wallenda walked over the falls on a high wire, aerialist Erendira Vasquez Wallenda plans to dangle by her teeth from a helicopter as it flies over Niagara Falls.

The Niagara County Legislature late Tuesday approved a resolution setting aside $35,000 for the act.

It's planned for June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised 1,800-foot tightrope walk from the New York side of the falls into Canada.

Five members of the famed Wallenda circus troupe fell from a high-wire in Sarasota, Florida, in February while practicing an eight-person pyramid. Nik Wallenda avoided falling by grabbing a wire. Everyone survived.

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