French jetman killed in training accident

A French jetman flier has been killed in a training accident in Dubai.

Vince Reffet Ruh-fay was part of the Jetman Dubai team - who use kevlar wings fitted with four mini jet engines to perform high-speed aerial stunts.

Tributes for the 36-year-old poured in on Facebook.

One post from a colleague read: "Vince was a talented athlete, and a much-loved and respected member of our team."

Reffet was also a sky diver, famous for pulling off stunts in his jetpack and wingsuit.

He once flew into the open door of a tiny light aircraft in mid-air, after freefalling from the Jungfrau summit in the Swiss Alps.

And he held the world record for the highest base jump, involving a leap from Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper - the world's tallest building.

Video Transcript

NARRATOR: A French jetman flyer has been killed in a training accident in Dubai. Vince Reffet was part of the Jetman Dubai team-- who used Kevlar wings fitted with four mini jet engines to perform high-speed aerial stunts. Tributes for the 36-year-old poured in on Facebook. One post from a colleague read-- "Vince was a talented athlete, and a much loved and respected member of our team." Reffet was also a skydiver, famous for pulling off stunts in his jetpack and wingsuit. He once flew into the open door of a tiny lights aircraft in mid-air, after freefalling from the Jungfrau summit in the Swiss Alps. And he held the world record for the highest base jump, involving a leap from Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper-- the world's tallest building.