/Daredevil pilots attempt plane swap midair, FAA investigating | USA TODAY

Daredevil pilots attempt plane swap midair, FAA investigating | USA TODAY

Daring pilots attempted to swap planes mid-flight for the first time, resulting in a crash that the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. https://bit.ly/3LhiwiG

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Aviation history will have to wait, but disaster was avoided. Two cousins, Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington, were unsuccessful in completing the first “plane swap” Sunday night over the Arizona skies when one plane spiraled out of control as the two pilots were thousands of feet in the air.

Both pilots were safe with no reported injuries, according to Red Bull. The Red Bull-sponsored flight, which took place over Eloy, around 50 miles southeast of Phoenix, began as the two pilots ascended to the skies at about 5:45 p.m. local time.

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