Franz Reichelt: The Flying Tailor Recorded Accidental Death
Franz Reichelt: Fell to his death from Eiffel Tower while testing his invention. Reichelt designed an overcoat to fly or float its wearer gently to the ground like the modern parachute. On February 4, 1912 To demonstrate his invention he made a jump of 60 meters from the first deck of the Eiffel Tower, at that time the tallest man-made structure in the world. The parachute failed and Reichelt fell to his death. But we'll always remember him for this video.