Death Jump – Franz Reichelt jumps off the Eiffel Tower

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On 4th February 1912, wearing a crazy homemade parachute contraption Reichelt hovers on the brink for a while having doubts before suddenly jumping to his death. A crowd watches from below including most of the Parisien media. They then measure the depth of the hole made by the impact of his body.

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