31 Jul '16, 1pm

'Iron Man' daredevil plunges 25,000 feet without parachute

'Iron Man' daredevil plunges 25,000 feet without parachute

What does it take to survive a 25,000 foot free fall? As stuntman and professional skydiver Luke Aikins proved Saturday, it takes some superhero courage and a well-placed net. The 42-year-old daredevil, who has also handled stunts for such films as "Iron Man 3" and "Godzilla," completed the two-minute free last night fall above the the Big Sky movie ranch on the outskirts of Simi Valley in California. Wearing nothing but the clothes on this back, he jumped with a team of three other skydivers and plunged towards a 100-by-100-foot net. The view from 2,500 feet as Luke Aikins aimed for his target, a 100-by-100 foot net. (Photo: Luke Aikins/Fox) Just moments before hitting the net, the daredevil flipped onto his back and hit the target at 120 mph. The crowd went crazy after Aikins started moving seconds later and stood up with no apparent injuries. “I’m almost levitating, it’...

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