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French 'Jetman' dies in training accident

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A French stuntman famous for airborne feats using jetpacks and carbon-fibre wing packs has been killed in a training accident in Dubai.

Vincent Reffet was part of the company Jetman Dubai.

The 36-year-old went viral for flights over the Gulf city's waterfront and the Alps.

A statement said Reffet died "during training in Dubai" but did not give any further details. An investigation into the death is now under way.

Full report at the BBC: Link

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acute

Another one gone, but some other idiot will be happy to take his place.

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itsnotoutthere

 

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Timothy
1 hour ago, acute said:

Another one gone, but some other idiot will be happy to take his place.

He was a professional, and was aware that this comes with great risks.

It will be interesting to see what actually resulted in his death. 

I’ve always been interested in wingsuit technology, and the leaps that wingsuit tech helped make to move to personal jet propulsion are actually quite impressive.

Put an idiot in his place; they won’t be able to control the device.

 

 

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Nuclear Wessel
2 hours ago, Timothy said:

He was a professional, and was aware that this comes with great risks.

It will be interesting to see what actually resulted in his death. 

I’ve always been interested in wingsuit technology, and the leaps that wingsuit tech helped make to move to personal jet propulsion are actually quite impressive.

Put an idiot in his place; they won’t be able to control the device.

 

 

That's actually pretty ****ing cool.

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Jon the frog

Probably a low to ground mishap or parachute failure...

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Timothy
17 hours ago, Nuclear Wessel said:

That's actually pretty ****ing cool.

The maneuverability and stability they have been able to achieve is pretty awesome!

If you want to see some of the best wingsuit videos on YouTube, check out the ‘Dream Line Series’ playlist on this channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JokkeSommerOfficial

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Aroundthecorner

ohh la lah lah

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Timothy
On 11/19/2020 at 7:40 PM, Aroundthecorner said:

ohh la lah lah

The Fugees?

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