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Jumper that jumped into boxing ring

 


johnnypilot  (A License)

Dec 11, 2003, 7:26 PM
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I can remember when that guy jumped into the boxing ring with I think it was Holyfield and Bowe. What ever happened to that guy? Does anybody know that guy? I was just curious if the guy still jumps.


pchapman  (D 1014)

Dec 11, 2003, 8:38 PM
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Unless there was another incident I didn't hear about, it was a powered paraglider pilot. Many newspapers, though, couldn't tell the difference and called him a parachutist.
Off the top of my head, there have been at least one, maybe two such pilots who liked landing where they weren't supposed to. One was known as the Fan Man. And one landed in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, something like that. And one got tangled up on the Statue of Liberty I think. Whether it was all the same guy I'm not sure.
That's an overview; I'll let someone else worry about the details.


Shawndiver  (D License)

Dec 11, 2003, 10:45 PM
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It was the Fan Man, James Miller. He hung himself up in Alaska last year. He was the one who landed in the fight, and on top of Buckingham Palace. He also flew into a Broncos/Raider game, and a soccer match. Sad ending for the guy.

Shawn


skypuppy  (D 347)

Dec 12, 2003, 3:51 AM
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See the thread entitled Fan Man in this forum...


n2skdvn  (B 22375)

Dec 12, 2003, 6:48 AM
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clicky!!! Tongue



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