TIL on 28 July 1945, an American B-25 bomber crashed into the Empire State Building, severing the elevator cables and sending Betty Lou Oliver’s elevator free-falling 25 stories (>300m or 1,000ft) into the basement. The pile of cables cushioned the fall and Oliver survived, setting a world record.

Read more: https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/73541-longest-fall-survived-in-a-lift-elevator

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  1. Wow that’s crazy .I do love how on the website it says that all records are up to date …I don’t think anyone is personally attempting this one .

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