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April 26, 2022

Red Bull Plane Swap Stunt Ends in Twisted Metal

Partially Successful Stunt Sees Diving Aircraft Disembark and Embark Pilot While Airborne

Sunday's mid-air aircraft trade was partially successful over the weekend, but Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington say it's just a bump in the road on the way to success. The two Red Bull teammates had designed the first-of-its-kind stunt in which would see them put a pair of modified Cessna 182s into a dive at 14,000 feet, disembark, and enter each others' aircraft. Unfortunately, the stunt was not able to be performed successfully in its entirety, with only Aikins making his transition. Farrington had to wave off, allowing the second aircraft to impact the ground as he parachuted to a safe landing. 

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