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Swiss daredevil 'Jetman' flies over Grand Canyon

May 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Swiss daredevil known as the "JetMan" has conquered America after flying over the Grand Canyon.

Yves Rossy, known for daredevil stunts with a jet pack on his back, performed the stunt Saturday with little fanfare. Rossy launched himself from a helicopter at 8.000 feet and spent close to eight minutes in the air.

He was planning to make the flight on Friday, but he decided that he needed a practice run, so the stunt was pushed back to Saturday.

On previous outings, Rossy has flown over the Swiss Alps and the English Channel.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.