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Wing walker Tom Lackey, 90, breaks world record

A 90-year-old aeroplane wing walker from the West Midlands has broken his own Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to complete the stunt.

Tom Lackey, from Shirley, was first strapped to a plane's wing for a flight when he was in his 80s.

He said: "When I'm up in the sky I mainly think of my wife. I always carry a photo of her, I think of her and try to think what she would think of me."

The widower set the record 12 months ago and repeated it on Monday.

He completed the feat on board a Boeing Stearman biplane which took off from Rendcomb Aerodrome at Cirencester, Gloucestershire on Monday.

Mr Lackey first entered the record book five years ago, aged 85, for being the oldest person to be on top of an aircraft while it looped the loop.

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