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Wing-Walker Falls 200ft To His Death At Air Show[VIDEOS]

HARRISON TWP. , Mich. -- A stunt wing walker fell to his death Sunday while attempting to cross from a bi-plane to a helicopter during the Selfridge Air Show.

Wing walker Todd Green fell off the plane as he attempted to transfer from his aircraft to a helicopter, at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to a news release issued by the 127th Wing Public Affairs unit at the air base.


He fell about 200 feet to the ground and bounced several times.

A number of medical personnel from Selfridge Air National Guard Base and Medstar Ambulance rushed to Green as thousands of stunned spectators sat in silence, some praying. After treating Green on the ground for about 15 minutes, rescue personnel transported him to Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

Green was pronounced dead at the hospital, said Diane Kish, a spokeswoman for Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

Moments before Green fell, the show announcer on the public address system mentioned winds were becoming a factor in the performance, reminding the audience about the inherent risk of danger in the stunt maneuvers.

Show-goers who saw the accident initially thought it was a stunt as part of the event, but learned from the show announcer that in fact something had gone horribly wrong.

“There were lots of tears,”
said Jennifer Bradley of Linden, Mich., who was at the show with her sons, ages 7 and 11. “We sat and prayed together.”

After a 45-minute delay, the show resumed with a number of planes flying before the event was called off early due to rain at about 3 p.m.

Capt. Penny Carroll, a spokeswoman for the 127th Wing, said she could had not yet talked to command officials who made the decision to keep the show going and could not comment beyond the news release.

Green, a Michigan native, started performing aerial stunts over a quarter century ago. He is the son of aerial stuntman Eddie Green.

Green leaves behind his wfie, Dawn, son Tyler and stepson Derrick.




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Comment by 1VincyRose on August 24, 2011 at 3:24pm

My Condolences to his family.

Comment by sara gee on August 24, 2011 at 2:17pm
Comment by Michael Cook on August 24, 2011 at 12:57pm
Time out everyone!!! Remember, doing risky stunts is how this man made his living. And, doing more and more risky tricks with his stunts is the only way to stay in that business and keep the money coming in. If he was successful in carrying out this stunt for the croud, he would have been cheered as an outstanding, skilled stunt performer: good for his paycheck. Besides, he must have successfully completed this stunt several times before this fatal day. Why do you think so many people were in the audience? Surely not to see simple and safe stunts. They were all there to see spectacular aerial  stunts and antics. My sincere condolences to this gentleman's family and my prayers are with them.
Comment by JamRockLady on August 24, 2011 at 9:08am
@GGGIAN1...ROFLMAO! Co-sign!
@Cecelia Cornelius...Blessings Empress!
Comment by GGGIAN1 on August 24, 2011 at 7:51am




Comment by Cecelia Cornelius on August 23, 2011 at 9:14pm
@jamroclkLady. Cudnt have said it better. Well said lady.
Comment by evolution on August 23, 2011 at 2:57pm
Comment by JamRockLady on August 23, 2011 at 12:35pm

Futher proof that demons have no souls, because if they did; they'd value their life more. 


How careless and senseless, to be attempting such a stunt; parachute or no parachute!


Demons always attempting things like; out-skiing avalanches, cliff-diving, out chasing tornados, bungee jumping, and other death-defying stunts of that nature.


How inconsiderate for him to subject innocent on-lookers to his possible suicide!


This was definitely a preventable death.  SMH.

Comment by evolution on August 23, 2011 at 6:21am

Even if he had a parachute he would have still died, opening a parachute at 200 feet wasn’t going to do him any good anyway.

Comment by Anthony Bright on August 22, 2011 at 11:00pm
YOOOOOOO A Idiot Man!!!! Dat man, a FOOL!!!! You dont play with gasoline with a cigarette in your mouth, you dont juggle knives if you have a cramp in your hands, and you definitely dont try to board a F****** HELICOPTER FROM A MOVING PLANE IN THE F****** SKY (WITHOUT A PARACHUTE)!!!!! COME ON MAN!!!!!! REST IN PEACE........YES!!!!!!!! BUT I BET YOU HE IS IN HEAVAN SAYING "WHAT A DUMB F****** THING TO DO WITHOUT A PARACHUTE" LMFAO

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