Season 2 Episode 16

Shockwave - 16

Aired Unknown May 16, 2008 on The History Channel
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Shockwave - 16
Para-glider Joe Parr is flying over the spectacular, but treacherous terrain in Mexico. He's hit with what is called a thermal updraft that rockets him 3 thousand feet straight up in a matter of seconds. The strong wind crumbles the canopy and sends Joe into a death spin and he's plummeting toward the ground. All of this is caught on Joe's helmet cam as he comes crashing down. Renowned stunt man Spanky Spangler is trying to set a world record, by jumping a car more than 220 feet and then landing in water. His wife is nervously twitching in the stands as Spanky hits the ramp at 90 miles an hour and comes crashing down nose first in Firebird Lake, Arizona. Two full minutes pass, and there is no Spanky A military helicopter carrying reporters and photographers on media day explodes into the headlines. A fireball erupts inside the chopper while news cameras are rolling, sending the media on board scrambling for their lives. An out of control speed boat goes airborne at 140 miles an hour, turns nose up, takes two spectacular spins and hurls the driver across the water like a skipping stone. At that speed the surface of the water feels like asphalt ripping at the driver's skin as he hurtles like a rag doll. It's hell on earth in Norfolk Virginia - as a gas tanker truck explodes into a blazing inferno putting firefighter Dave Delozier (dee-low-zhur) face to face with disaster. As the brave firefighter is on top of the tanker, the fire flares send him scrambling and falling into a scalding caldron of gasoline. If his fellow firefighters can't get him out within 10 seconds he'll burn to death.moreless

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