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Skydiver narrowly misses getting hit by meteorite

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:44

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

Pilot, skydiver injured in plane-parachute collision in US

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 23:21

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.

US skydiver falls from 9,000 feet, survives

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:36

A skydiver fell from 9,000 feet after getting tangled in his parachute while doing a difficult stunt but has miraculously survived with broken bones and a head injury.

Skydiver survives 8,000-foot fall in US

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 16:01

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.

Skydiver Baumgartner nominated for Laureus Sports Award

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 20:01

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.

India`s 1st disabled skydiver heads to Antarctica

Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 12:47

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.

Austrian daredevil Baumgartner’s next ‘free-fall’ to be ‘dive into matrimony’

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 15:02

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian man who stunned the world with a 24-mile free fall from the edge of the space, will celebrate his historic leap with a wedding in the New Year.

‘Fearless Felix’ space dive attempt aborted

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 10:18

Adverse weather conditions reportedly forced the Austrian skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, to abort his sky dive attempt from the edge of space.

Mumbai boy becomes world’s youngest skydiver

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 18:29

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.

Skydiver aims to jump from 23 miles, go supersonic

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 09:13

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.

Austrian skydiver plans to break sound barrier in free fall

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 09:04

An Austrian skydiver will try to break the sound barrier during a free fall from a balloon high up in the stratosphere.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 03, 2010, 19:40

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