Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Results In Crash, FAA Investigating

Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Results In Crash, FAA Investigating

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Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Results In Crash, FAA Investigating

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a plane crash related to a Red Bull sponsored plane swap stunt which occurred on Sunday, April 24th. Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington, two cousins, were set to swap planes during a midair nosedive, but one of the planes spiraled out of control resulting a failed stunt.

Taking place over Eloy, Arizona, the two deployed custom-made air brakes at around 12,100 feet, leaving the planes and attempting the swap. Aikins was able to enter his plane and gain control, but Farrington was forced to pull his emergency parachute as entrance was not possible. The plane did successfully deploy an attached parachute at a predetermined altitude, though it did not save the vehicle from severe damage.

A request for exemption from federal regulations for the stunt was denied, and the FAA is currently investigating. No parties involved were injured during the stunt.

Image Credit: Fox 10 Phoenix and Creative Space Media on YouTube

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