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French base jumpers set new record of base jumping

French base jumpers set new record of base jumping

Frenchmen Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet plummeted from 13,000 ft before speeding through the air at 85 miles per hour somehow managing to glide into the custom build aircraft below.

French base-jumping enthusiasts performed a breath-taking stunt when they jumped down from a high altitude mountain to land in a moving airplane that stayed mid-air.

While flying at vast speeds, they managed to land inside the door of a Pilatus Porter aircraft - a door measuring just 1.6m wide by 1.25m high.

It took more than 100 test flights and a first attempt that had to be abandoned, but the Soul Flyers finally achieved the seemingly impossible.

In an interview with Redbull.com, Reffet revealed all the details behind the daredevil stunt. During the first training session in Spain, Fred managed to fly into the plane, but I failed and hurt my ribs.

"When we started to train, we thought it would be easier to be honest". One month later, we came back for another session. The feeling is quite odd.

As you can see in the two-minute-long video posted by Red Bull, the sponsor of the stunt, the duo jumped off and then descended through the air to catch up with the flying Pilatus Porter light aircraft. "It was very emotional for us because we worked hard to make it happen".

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