Man Jumps From Chopper

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In the third instance of its type so far this year (just off the top of our heads), a man has committed suicide by jumping out of an aircraft. Last Thursday, an unidentified man leapt out of a sightseeing helicopter in the Grand Canyon. The pilot tried to stop him but the determined man got out of the chopper and fell to his death in rugged terrain near White's Butte, about 90 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Ariz. There were four other passengers on board the Papillon Airways helicopter. No names were released. Last March 25, near Manhattan, Kan., a man jumped out of a Cessna 172. A few weeks later, in San Diego, a man who had been recently diagnosed with brain cancer jumped from a Stearman biplane that was on final approach.