Deceased wing walker's act included failed attempts, announcer says
Todd Green, a wing walker from Ann Arbor, made multiple attempts to complete his stunt before falling to his death Sunday as part of a show designed to heighten the drama for spectators, an announcer told the Detroit Free Press.
Talk about danger posed by the wind was also part of the act, the announcer said.
Green, 48, the son of famous wing walker Eddie "The Grip" Green, fell about 200 feet to his death.
He had successfully performed the stunt in which he moved from the fuselage of the biplane to the helicopter several times before.
The FAA is investigating the accident.