1966: Skydiver Nick Piantanida dies at age 34

1966: Skydiver Nick Piantanida dies at age 34

Post by Lawrence W. Lehme » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:01:40


Nick Piantanida's pursuit of a world record for a high-altitude dive
went horribly wrong and cost him his life.
http://bit.ly/ShWHR5

 
 
 

1966: Skydiver Nick Piantanida dies at age 34

Post by MJ » Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:07:47

On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:01:40 -0500, Lawrence W. Lehmer wrote in

Quote:
> Nick Piantanida's pursuit of a world record for a high-altitude dive
> went horribly wrong and cost him his life. http://bit.ly/ShWHR5

Kittinger never held a freefall record for his jump from 102,800 ft.
because it was a droguefall, not a freefall. The Russian Yevgeni Andreyev
has held the freefall distance record until Mssr. Baumgartner recently
broke it, along with two other records.

While the article you cite has some truth about Piantanida, it has
numerous factual errors about others as well as Nick.