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Skydiving stunt in Arizona did not go as planned

Skydiving stunt in Arizona did not go as planned
Posted at 9:03 PM, Apr 24, 2022

Pilots and cousins Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington trained for months at the Oceano and San Luis Obispo airports to accomplish one dangerous stunt.

The two planned to intentionally set their planes into a nosedive at 14,000 feet and then skydive into the other plane.

Cal Poly Professor Paulo Iscold was the main aeronautical engineer for the plane swap.

Unfortunately, the stunt did not play out as they had hoped for.

A live stream of the event, which was broadcast on Hulu, shows the two planes take the nosedive in the sky over Arizona. The pilots then exit the aircraft and as they are free-falling, one of the planes loses control.

The aircraft starts twirling, getting close to the other plane. One of the pilots is able to reach the other plane and gains control of the aircraft.

As of Sunday evening, Red Bull, which was the main organizer of the stunt, had not issued a comment.

No word on injuries at this time.

For details on their training, click here.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Hulu was a main organizer of the event.