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article imageWatch Sunrise weatherman Grant Denyer pass out during live report

By JohnThomas Didymus     Feb 19, 2013 in Sports
Aussie weatherman Grant Denyer passed out during a live report from a stunt plane. When the plane accelerated, he passed out to the alarm of the show co-host in the studio. When he came to moments later, he was heard assuring viewers that all was fine.
According to Adelaide Now, Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle watched via a satellite hook-up as Denyer was initiated to stunt G-Forces by Australian stunt fighter pilot Matt Hall. Adelaide Now reports that the adventurous weatherman had told the fighter pilot that he wanted to know what 8 G-Force felt like
The website notes: "A typical person can handle about 5-G before losing consciousness though modern pilots can typically handle a sustained 9-G forces."
Ninemsn reports that the intrepid weatherman was looking worse for wear during the live report before he fainted. As the stunt plane turned in the air he joked: "I haven't spewed yet. I've been fascinated my whole life to do this and I don't want to do it anymore."
According to Ninemsn, when the "plane accelerated to 8Gs," the reporter's head dropped and his eyes lost focus.
There was brief panic in the studio:
The Sunrise show host cried: "He's passed out!" She then said: "Oh, cut, we don't want to see." The camera cut out.
But moments later, the weatherman's voice was heard again, saying: "I'll see you guys shortly."
Ninemsn reports Denyer later posted to Twitter, making light of the incident: "Well this has never happened before! Even worse... geez I look ugly when I sleep."
He later said: "My whole body just started to feel all warm and cosy to be honest. I had no idea I passed out. But I was out for about six or seven seconds... It was a bit spooky, watching it back. Poor Mel didn't know whether I was dead or what was going on."
The 8 G-Force even caused camera equipment to fail momentarily.
According to Adelaide Now, Denyer appeared to adjust better than his colleagues David Koch and Mark Beretta, who both threw up while going through a similar flight initiation last year.
Denyer joked: "I'm very glad I didn't throw up. If you throw up you have to clean the cockpit so I'm grateful I avoided that.'"
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