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#News #Skydiving This Man Jumped Out Of A Plane With No Parachute

American Luke Aikens has leapt into the void at 7,600 metres with no parachute or wingsuit, becoming the first skydiver in the world to land safely on the ground in a net.

Mr Aikens — who has done movie stunts — spent a year-and-a-half preparing the death-defying feat, plummeting at 193 kilometres per hour in Simi Valley, California while being filmed live on fox sports.

Aikens, who was compelled at the last minute to wear a parachute to comply with actors’ union rules, was cleared to jump without any safety gear minutes before exiting the skydiving plane at 25,000 feet (7,620 meters). He freefell without any apparent problems, landed in the specially built net, and walked away under his own power.

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