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Makenzie Wethington broke her pelvis, spine, shoulder, several ribs and a tooth in the fall

New Zealand skydiver survives horror plunge

A skydiver survived a horrific plunge to the ground today after his main parachute failed and a reserve chute only partially worked.

Police thwart air terror attack on Gibraltar

Details of an audacious plot to attack a shopping mall in Gibraltar from the air have begun to emerge following the arrest of three suspected al-Qa'ida terrorists by Spanish police last week. Spanish security officials believe the group planned to stage an attack on British soil during the Olympic Games, maximising publicity for their assault.

Video: Parachutist Felix Baumgartner leaps from 18 miles up to prepare for record 23 mile jump

Skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner made his second stratospheric leap Wednesday, this time from more than 18 miles (29 kilometers) above the Earth —nearly three times higher than cruising jetliners.

British tourist dies in Zante parachuting accident

A British tourist has died in a parachuting accident on the Greek island of Zante.

'The Parachuting Rat' was painted by the artist about 15 years ago on a wall in Prahran suburb of Melbourne.

Banksy's 'Parachuting Rat' accidentally ruined by Australian builder

A work by guerrilla artist Banksy has been accidentally ruined by a Australian builder after he drilled through it to put in a bathroom pipe.

Fire crews free trapped balloonists

Three people were brought to safety by fire service rope rescue crews after a hot air balloon crashed into power lines, leaving its basket suspended 45ft above the ground.

'Am I glad that the doctor saved my life? No I'm not'

High Court victory for man with 'locked-in syndrome' fighting for the right to die

Hot-air balloon crashes into houses

A father and his stepson were lucky to escape after their hot-air balloon smashed into houses in Bristol.

Quadriplegic man dies skydiving

A quadriplegic skydiver plunged 18,000 feet to his death because his disability prevented him from manually deploying his parachute and his emergency chute was not set to automatically release, investigators have said.

Video: Plane plunges into river

Spectators looked on in horror as a small plane lost control and plunged into a river as it performed aerobatic stunts in Poland.

Hot air balloons target cross-Channel record

A world record-breaking attempt began today for the largest number of hot air balloons to cross the English Channel.

Skydivers die after chutes collide

Two skydivers fell hundreds of feet to their deaths after colliding over an airport in California.

Skydiver killed in Alpine base jump

An experienced British skydiver has plummeted to his death while attempting a base jump in Switzerland.

Two die in hot air balloon crash

Two men died when a hot air balloon attempting a high-altitude flight went out of control and crashed in Somerset yesterday.

Teacher killed love rival by sabotaging parachute

A jealous schoolteacher was found guilty of murder yesterday for sabotaging the parachute of a rival in a love triangle, causing her to fall to her death.

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