So this is the incredible photo of a man accidentally setting a world record.
In 1972 a French pilot named Jean Boulet set out to break the world record for the highest altitude ever reached in a helicopter. It was an extremely dangerous stunt that easily could have cost (him) his life. But since Jean was a very talented pilot and he felt that he could do it.
Despite the rapidly thinning air, Jean just kept pushing forward. It wasn't until he had reached an insane height of 40,820 ft and his helicopter just physically couldn't go any higher that Jean finally began to descend back towards the ground.
But although he had managed to break the world record, he wasn't safe just yet. As Jean was descending, his helicopter's engine suddenly died. Since he had removed his battery and starter to make the aircraft lighter, he had no choice but to try an emergency maneuver called auto rotation to collide himself towards the ground. Autorotation by itself is already extremely difficult, but for Jean it was nearly impossible since he couldn't see anything due to the clouds, and he also didn't have any altitude instruments onboard.
Despite everything however, incredibly he actually managed to make a safe landing accidentally setting a second record for the highest unpowered helicopter landing. And to this very day both of Jean's records remain unbroken.
Question: Have there been attempts to break Jean Boulet's 1972 helicopter records? (highest altitude and longest unpowered descent)