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VIDEO: WHOA! Skydiver jumps from 25, 000 feet....WITHOUT parachute!

VIDEO: WHOA! Skydiver jumps from 25, 000 feet....WITHOUT parachute!

US skydiver Luke Aikins on Saturday became the first person to successfully jump 25,000 feet without a parachute, landing in a net in California.

Jul 31, 2016, 22:21 PM IST
US skydiver jumps without parachute from 25,000 ft - Know what happens next

US skydiver jumps without parachute from 25,000 ft - Know what happens next

Aikins -- who has more than 18,000 jumps under his belt -- fell dead centre into the 100x100 ft net in Simi Valley, southern California, BBC reported.

Jul 31, 2016, 20:54 PM IST
Stunning! Luke Aikins leaps from 25,000 feet, becomes first skydiver to successfully jump without parachute

Stunning! Luke Aikins leaps from 25,000 feet, becomes first skydiver to successfully jump without parachute

Luke Aikins has made 18,000 jumps and done stunts for 'Ironman 3' and other movies.

Jul 31, 2016, 06:49 AM IST

Skydiver narrowly misses getting hit by meteorite

A man had a close shave with death after a meteorite narrowly passed by him.

Apr 05, 2014, 11:44 AM IST

Skydiver dies during record group-jump try in Arizona

An experienced skydiver was killed while taking part in a 222-person group-formation jump trying to set a world record on Thursday when the victim`s main parachute malfunctioned, a spokeswoman for the Arizona skydiving facility said.

Apr 04, 2014, 08:23 AM IST

Kiwi wingsuit diver dies in crash in Switzerland

A Kiwi wingsuit pilot died after crashing into a field following a jump from a helicopter over Switzerland`s Luetschental Valley.

Mar 31, 2014, 08:23 AM IST

Pilot, skydiver injured in plane-parachute collision in US

The 87-year-old pilot of a Cessna and a skydiver escaped with minor injuries when the plane collided with a parachute at a small airport in the US state of Florida, authorities said on Sunday.

Mar 09, 2014, 23:21 PM IST

Skydiver survives 8,000-foot fall in US

In a miraculous escape, a seasoned California skydiver survived an 8,000-foot fall with minor injuries and bruises after his parachutes failed and he landed on a patch of soft soil at a vineyard.

Mar 19, 2013, 16:01 PM IST

Skydiver Baumgartner nominated for Laureus Sports Award

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who became the first human to go through the sound barrier when he made the highest ever freefall from 39km (24 miles) over New Mexico in October, has been nominated for the 2013 Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year award, following a vote by the world`s media.

Jan 09, 2013, 20:01 PM IST

India`s 1st disabled skydiver heads to Antarctica

Sai Prasad Vishwanathan, India`s first disabled skydiver who has since childhood suffered a loss of sensation in the lower half of his body, will add another feather to his cap when he goes to Antarctica in 2013.

Nov 18, 2012, 12:47 PM IST

Mumbai boy becomes world’s youngest skydiver

Mumbai: Krish Shanghvi, the eight-year old from Mumbai recently became the youngest skydiver on the planet, when he jumped off a plane from an altitude of 10,000 feet in Mozzel Bay, South Africa.

Sep 18, 2012, 18:29 PM IST

Skydiver aims to jump from 23 miles, go supersonic

He`s also leapt face-first into a pitch-dark, 620-foot-deep cave in Croatia — his most dangerous feat yet, he says, but soon to be outdone.

Mar 17, 2012, 09:13 AM IST

77-year-old Spanish granny is world’s oldest skydiver!

A 77 year old Spanish woman has become the world’s oldest professional freestyle skydiver.

Nov 03, 2010, 19:40 PM IST

Woman skydiver tried for love-triangle parachute murder

A young Belgian schoolteacher went on trial for murder, accused of killing her rival in a skydiving love-triangle by disabling her parachute.

Sep 24, 2010, 21:10 PM IST