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Skydivers drive car out of plane
    2017-12-04  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

AN astonishing video showing a group of skydivers driving a car out of a plane and flying it for 15 seconds has emerged.

The incredible stunt was pulled off by Mission X, a team of thrill-seekers with a passion for aerodynamics, in Arizona, the United States, in August this year.

The team has since revealed that they did not know how the modified Toyota Corolla FX would behave once it was in the air.

They spent weeks working on it in Texas to make it as safe as possible before transporting it to Arizona. Changes including draining it of fluid, removing its engine and adding a metal sub-bottom to make it able to fly.

Once they had been granted the relevant permits, they carried out their experiment in peace then removed the car debris from the desert.

The team had five people in the car and two who pushed it out of the Arizona Skydiving plane.

One of the two people who pushed it out was seen slamming in to the vehicle seconds after jumping out of the aircraft.

Otherwise, there were no major injuries and the group floated for 15 seconds before being ejected as the vehicle suddenly flipped upside down. They then watched on in wonder as the car spun in the air before embarking on its quick descent.

One of the team’s members said the stunt had been a dream of one team member for 10 years. It was set in motion in March this year.

When they bought the car — one of two they purchased from a salvage yard — it was sad and “dim.” They decided to spray-paint it to liven it up, they said, and Donald Trump was the natural choice for painting theme.

“We bought the cars from a salvage yard and they were not exactly pretty.

“With such a cool stunt like this none of us wanted to throw out a dim, sad looking car so we asked a graffiti artist in Houston to spice them up.”

“One of the team members wanted to paint a Trump-themed car and we loved the idea. Howie, the artist, did an amazing job creating a painting on the side of the car of a Trump knight with his iconic hair, and the U.S. flag as his sword and Trump 2020 on the hood.

“Most of the organizers of this stunt are Trump supporters, however there were many people involved that are not Trump supporters and range all the way from the left to the right,” they said.

Politics had nothing to do with it, they added.

“The beautiful thing about this event was that everyone came together to accomplish one incredible mission and have a ton of fun along the way,” they said.

The team selected their landing patch, which was found in an area known as Arizona’s Area 51, because it was far from electricity lines.  (SD-Agencies)

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