10 Unbelievable People Who Died While Trying To Set A World Record

On television we never get to see the struggles one has to go through to break a world record. We  just get to see the final product however there are a lot of mishaps that can take place when one is attempting to break a world. Here are some world record attempts that ended up in brutal fatalities…

1. Haris Suleman

Passed away while trying to become the youngest person to fly around the world in 30 days. The 17 year old’s plane crashed shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa, killing both Haris and his father.

pilot world record

Source: Mashable.com

2. Juan Francisco Guillermo

Died trying to set a world record for cycling around the world. During the last stretch of his 5 year trip, a truck on the highway in Nakhon Ratchasima hit him, and he was killed instantly.

cycling world record

Source: https://www.bild.de/

3. Jessica Dubroff

Came to her end trying to become the youngest person to fly across America, the plane flipped and crashed, killing all three passengers.

flying world record

Source: https://www.toptenz.net/

4. Doc Deep

Tried to break the record for deepest recreational scuba dive, unfortunately he did not come back up from the 1200 foot depth.


Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/

5. Lowell Bayles

Died trying to break the world speed record in a freak accident, his plane’s fuel cap came loose and struck Bayles in the head and knocked him out.

stunt pilot

Source – Goldenageofaviation

6.  Javad Palizbanian

The Iranian Stunt-man died trying to break the record for longest jump on a motorcycle over 22 buses, unfortunately he crashed into the 13th and broke his neck.

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7. Diana Paris

Died while trying to break a skydiving record when her parachute didn’t deploy!

sky diving

Source: Independent

8. Janaka Basnayake

 Janaka Basnayake of Sri Lanka wanted to set the record for being buried alive but ended up loosing his breath in the 10 foot deep hole in the ground…

buried world record

Source: https://www.hotcopas.com/

9. Sailendra Nath Roy

He had suspended him self from a zip line from his hair and is thought to have suffered a massive cardiac arrest in this position. The cheers of his onlooking fans turned to screams of horror as they realised he had died.

hair world record

Source: https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/

10. Nicholas Mevoli

Passes away trying to attempt the deepest dive without fins however due to a problem with the water pressure on his chest he started to bleed internally.

diving world record

 Source: https://edition.cnn.com/


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