'Jetman' Vincent Reffet Dies during Training Accident
French stuntman Vincent "Vince" Reffet died on Tuesday in Dubai during a training accident.
No further information regarding the 36-year-old's death has been shared publicly, and an investigation into his death is currently underway.
Reffet was part of Jetman Dubai, a company that focuses on human flight over the Gulf. In a statement, Jetman explained, "It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince) Reffet, who died this morning, 17 November during training in Dubai."
It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of Jetman Pilot, Vincent (Vince) Reffet, who died this...Jetman paylaştı: 17 Kasım 2020 Salı
He was known for his flying feats using carbon-fiber wingsuits
He became well-known through his flights with Jetman Dubai, and the group's pilots could fly at speeds of up to 250 mph (402 km/h), reports the BBC. The sky truly was the limit for Reffet whose motto was "I believe that if you dream big and if you love what you do anything is possible." Reffet was also part of the Soul Flyers' team, along with fellow Frenchman flyer Fred Fugen.
The stuntman was best-known for his flying feats using jetpacks and carbon-fiber wingsuits. Some of Reffet's other feats include soaring in tandem from the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, jumping from an airplane's open door, and flying through China's "Heaven's Gates" in its hilly Hunan province, as France24 reports.
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