Michigan Man Dies in Aerial Stunt Accident at National Guard Base Air Show

08/22/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Harrison Township, MI — An aerial stuntman fell 200 feet and died at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base air show on Sunday, August 21, 2011. The fatal stunt accident occurred around 1:30 p.m., while attempting an airplane-to-helicopter transfer stunt, as reported by Detroit News.

According to officials, the wing walker, Todd Green of Ann Arbor, was attempting the aerial stunt as he was trying to stand on the wing of a Stearman biplane. He was reportedly trying to grab onto the skid, or leg, of the helicopter, which was hovering above the plane. Green tried to grab the helicopter skid twice, before he fell on this third try.

Green reportedly had successfully performed the stunt on Saturday after five attempts.

Green was rushed to Mount Clemens Regional Hospital where attending physicians pronounced him dead.

The stunt Green was attempting to perform is considered a “technical feat,” which requires experience and skill, according to a fellow aerial stuntman and friend of Green’s, Kyle Franklin.

Green is the son of legendary stuntman of Eddie “The Grip” Green, who is in the aerial hall of fame.

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