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VIDEO: Costa Rican woman launched skyward by 1,100-pound bull

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s a flying improvisada.

Costa Rica’s annual Zapote festival , in the capital city of San José, ended Sunday, but not before a 1,100-pound bull named “El Cincuenta” (The Fifty) caught and launched Costa Rican woman identified as Angie from San Sebastián several feet in the air and over the ring’s barrier.

Improvised rodeo clowns, improvisados in Spanish, have been a part of the festival since its beginnings, and hundreds line up for a chance to enter the ring and taunt the bull.

While this flying woman managed to walk away unscathed from the incident, others were not so lucky. At least 18 people were hospitalized this year, including a U.S. missionary from Pittsburgh.

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