Guinness World Records > Highest Fall Survived Without Parachute

sky.jpg According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the highest fall ever recorded without a parachute was 33,330 feet. It occurred in January 1972 when a DC-9 exploded over the Czech Republic. Flight attendant Vesna Vulovic recalls nothing of the event as the plane plunged from the sky. She was found by a rescue team in the wreckage and emerged from a coma three days after the event. Her first words upon regaining consciousness:

“Can I have a cigarette?”

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