Lawn Chair Liftoff
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Only planning to hover at about 30 feet above the ground, Larry Walters quickly rose to around 16000 feet. He was equipped with a radio and a gun but lost his glasses minutes into the speedy ascent. Eventually the craft drifted over the water and would have been lost had it not been for the few airplanes leaving LAX who spotted a flying man in a lawn chair with a gun. He was towed over land by a rescue helicopter and started shooting for his descent. He didn't fall too fast, but did hit the power lines before the earth. He survived and was arrested upon landing.
"The Best Thing(s) Since Sliced Bread." Mental Floss Magazine. Nov. 2007: 6.6.
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