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Red Bull Air stunt goes badly wrong

SHOCKING footage shows the moment a Red Bull plane plunged to the ground after a stunt went wrong.

Daredevil pilots and cousins Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington tried to complete a plane swap near Eloy, Arizona on Sunday.

Footage shows the moment the two Cessna 182 planes nosedive before the pilots jump out.

They were about 12,000 feet in the air when they jumped out.

But, one of the aircraft is seen spiraling out of control.

Pilots Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington were trying to swap planes 12,000ft up in the daring Red Bull stunt
Pilots Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington were trying to swap planes 12,000ft up in the daring Red Bull stuntCredit: RED BULL

In a plane swap, daredevils put their planes into nosedives before trying to skydive into each other’s aircraft.

Aikins successfully skydived into the other plane, while Farrington missed.

An onlooker said: “Oh that plane’s not good.”

Neither pilot was injured, but the condition of the plane remains unknown.

One of the planes plunged to the ground after Farrington failed to get into it in time
One of the planes plunged to the ground after Farrington failed to get into it in timeCredit: red bull

The plane that was spinning uncontrollably had a parachute on it which was deployed when it reached a certain altitude.

Farrington told USA Today: “It just went and instead of stopping in that 90-degree dive, it just kept going and got over on his back.

“You’re just happy everybody’s here and good and all that stuff, but just disappointed.”

Meanwhile, Aikins said: “This is the best outcome of a bummer situation, really.”

Red Bull had promoted the stunt on its website as a statement said: “On Sunday, April 24th, Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington will go down in history as the first pilots to take off in one aircraft and land in another after sending their airplanes into a nosedive and jumping out of them!”

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

It’s not known if the duo will repeat the stunt.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Officials had previously denied a request from Red Bull that had asked for an exemption to perform the stunt.

Bosses said an exemption “would not be in the public interest and cannot find that the proposed operation would not adversely affect safety”.

Neither pilot was injured and Farrington safely parachuted to the ground
Neither pilot was injured and Farrington safely parachuted to the groundCredit: red bull
Aikins successfully skydived into the other plane
Aikins successfully skydived into the other plane
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