Sixty-three women from around the world linked hands as they plunged head first toward the Arizona desert, shattering the female vertical formation skydiving record, the US Parachute Association said.
The skydivers leaped from three aircraft at 18,000 feet near Eloy, about 105km southeast of Phoenix, said Nancy Koreen, the association’s director of sport promotion.
The women were from countries that included the US, Canada, Australia, Mexico, France, Norway, Sweden and Germany.
The record came on the 12th attempt. It shattered the all-women head-first record set by 41 women in 2010, Koreen said.
“Everyone has to perform together, which is what makes the record so challenging,” Koreen, who took part in the successful attempt, said.
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