Daredevil plans to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls

A trapeze artist whose husband is famed daredevil Nik Wallenda is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls.

A trapeze artist whose husband is a famous daredevil is planning her own stunt high above Niagara Falls

Nik Wallenda, right, and his wife Erendira talk with reporters in 2009 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. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

A trapeze artist whose husband is 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 the American side of 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 550-metre 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, Fla., in February while practising an eight-person pyramid.

Nik Wallenda avoided falling by grabbing a wire. Everyone survived.