Vince Reffet, 'Jetman' pilot, dies in train crash in Dubai
Vince Reffet, 'Jetman' pilot, dies in train crash in Dubai

Vince Reffet, ‘Jetman’ pilot, dies in train crash in Dubai

The incident took place in Dubai on Tuesday morning local time, according to the company. Published is on Facebook.

“Vince is a talented athlete, and a very loving and respected member of our team,” the statement said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and everyone who knows and works with him.”

Jetman Dubai has developed a capable wing that can fly off the ground and then switch to high altitude flight.

In February, Reffet, whose jetpack stunts went viral on social media, was the first pilot to demonstrate the transition to altitude flight.

The previous Jetman pilot launched from a platform like a helicopter. Reffet was the first to launch from the ground up.

The company said it announced Reffet’s death with “unimaginable tragedy.”

“We are working closely with all relevant authorities and ask you to keep Vince’s family in mind and in your prayers,” the report added.

The Jetman Dubai carbon fiber wing is powered by an engine to produce four small mini-planes, and the team’s engineers can create a self-contained vector knee drill that allows the pilot to control the rotation of the yaw axis at zero speed.

The rubber axis is a transverse direction to the wing and allows the pilot to turn left and right while flying horizontally.

Pilots can move, stop, turn and move, even in rolling and circular actions.

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The package has a top altitude of 6,100 meters (20,000 feet), according to the Jetman Dubai website, with a maximum flight time of 13 minutes and a top speed of 220 liters (253 miles per hour).

In 2015, Reffet and fellow pilot Yves Rossy flew with the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, via Dubai.

Reffet, 36, also known for jumping the BASE, jumped from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in 2014.