Acclaimed French 'jetman' dies in training session

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Vincent Reffet, 36, whose skydiving stunts included flying in a synchronised landing through the door of a turbo-prop plane and flying alongside a jumbo jet with engines strapped to his back, has died in training above the desert in the United Arab Emirates.

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One of Dubai’s “jetmen”, whose flights over the world’s tallest building and alongside a jumbo jet with engines strapped to his back have wowed watchers online, died on Tuesday while training in the desert, according to his his organisation, reports The Guardian.