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Wing walker dies in air-show stunt

A stunt wing walker has died after falling about 60 metres as horrified crowds looked on at an air show in the state of Michigan.

A spokesman at Selfridge Air National Guard Base said the wing walker, Todd Green, was trying to move from a biplane to a helicopter on Sunday in a complicated manoeuvre when he fell at the base, 20 miles north-east of Detroit.

Technical Sergeant Dan Heaton said an ambulance rushed Mr Green to a nearby hospital, but he died from his injuries.

Mr Green waved to the crowd from the wings of the biplane moments before he plunged to his death. AP