Aug 16, 2013

Olympic stuntman dies

Olympic stuntman dies, Mark Sutton, 41, died when a plane wing-diving stunt went wrong in Martigny, Switzerland on Wednesday (15Aug13).

Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident, but it is believed Sutton died instantly after he crashed into a rocky ridge in the Swiss Alps.

Sutton doubled for Daniel Craig during the iconic segment at the huge event last year (12), parachuting into London's Olympic Stadium from a helicopter, followed by another stuntman dressed as British monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

Participants in wing-diving jump from an airborne craft wearing a special suit which allows them to glide through the air at high speeds before opening a parachute to land safely. Sutton was killed during the first day of a three-day wing-diving event.