A PARACHUTIST plunged through the roof of a holiday home last night when a stunt for the new Batman film went wrong.
For the past week, a crew working for Warner Brothers has been rehearsing skydiving scenes for the Hollywood blockbuster 8,000ft above Feshiebridge, near Avie-more.
Pavel Satny, a professional photographer who has a home there, was in his garden around 8.30pm when the surprise visitor dropped in.
The stuntman went through the roof of the chalet next door and got wedged there.
Mr Satny said: “It was incredible. I’m amazed he survived.
“There were five parach-utists overhead. I was busy watching one of the other men, as it looked as if he was going to land in the forest next door.
“All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I saw another man fall straight down into the roof next door. He dropped just like a stone.
“I didn’t know what to do – whether to get my ladder or my wife! I got my ladder and made my way to help him.
“A paramedic from the crew arrived and helped him. He seemed OK. He told me that it was so windy and he just couldn’t control his parachute. It was all over in about 15 minutes.
“He was so, so lucky. He could have easily died.”
The crew started rehearsals above the Cairngorm Gliding Club airfield in an Embraer EMB 110-Bandeirante on Wednesday.
The aerial stuntmen were on site for about one-and-a-half hours.
The stunts come after preparatory filming for The Dark Knight Rises began at the RAF bombing range near Tain in Easter Ross.
Inverness Airport is also due to be used as a filming location and it is understood producers want to simulate landing a burning Hercules plane on a Highland road in a key scene which could take three days to shoot.