Daredevil Locked in Coffin, Pushed Out of Airplane

Escape artist Anthony Martin made his most daring escape while skydiving.
3:06 | 08/07/13

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Escape artist, anthony martin, as we've been telling you this morning, handcuffed inside a locked coffin, pushed out of a plane. And he freed himself in midair. And he did it all on purpose. We're going to talk to him live in just a moment. First, let's take a look at the epic escape. Handcuffed, locked in a coffin with no keys and just moments from being pushed out of the cargo bay of this aircraft. It was a death-defying stunt some 14,000 feet above the ground. In this exclusive video, watch as 47-year-old escape artist, anthony martin, plummets through the air at some 140 miles per hour. His right arm, chained to the inside of the box. His hand, cuffed to a belt around his waist, desperately trying to free himself. The coffin moving wildly from side-to-side. After 37 seconds of nail-biting suspense, martin somersaults out of the box, and free falls, until parachutiing safely in this field. It felt unstable, which made it more difficult for me to do what I needed to do. Reporter: What is his secret? You can't get your emotions get it. You start making the escape. We're joined by anthony martin. Okay. Anthony, you are a braver man than I and I think the rest of us here on this couch. What led you to want to jump from a plane while locked inside of a coffin? Well, this is actually the second time that I did this. The first time I did it I was on "good morning america," as well. That was 25 years ago. The purpose that time was just to prove I could do it. I tried to think of the most extreme escape that was ever done and that was it. This time I did it to promote a book I wrote. "Escape or die." Unlock the secret for me. How do we train for this? 25 years ago, it's not like, i remember how to do that. How in the world are you training for this? As an escape artist, I'm always escaping. That part of it really didn't require much training. However, I don't always skydive. I enlisted the help of my friends at skydive chicago, who are the best skydivers in the world, and they got me prepared to do this escape. And the skydiving portion, without witchhich I wouldn't have been successful. The coffin alone makes us a little nervous. Why that choice of box? To be completely honest with you, I just called it a freight box. The media started calling it a coffin. I just never corrected them. Okay. We're glad that it -- we're glad it was just a freight box and remained a freight box. So am i. We're looking at it all over again. See you in 25 more years. Yeah. We have a date. We'll s you in 2038. Thank you for joining us.

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