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IN PICS: Wing walker plunges 200 feet to his death

Last updated on: August 23, 2011 08:32 IST

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A wing walker at an air show in Detroit fell close to 200 feet to his death on Sunday,  while he was trying to climb onto an helicopter while performing a stunt.

Wingwalker Todd Green waves from John Mohr's Steerman aircraft, before his attempt to transfer to a helicopter which resulted in him falling to his death, during Selfridge Air Show.

His death comes after a British Royal Air Force 'Red Arrows' pilot crashed and died at an air festival, and another aerobatic flyer crashed and died near Missouri.

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Photograph: David Angell/Reuters


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Green attempts to perform a transfer to a helicopter during the show.

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Green (bottom) tumbles off of John Mohr's Steerman aircraft, after losing his grip while trying to perform a transfer to the helicopter.

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Green is captured mid-fall in this photograph.

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Green falls from the aircraft to his death. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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