Diver Killed in Parachute Accident

Diver Killed in Parachute Accident A diver has been killed in a parachute accident in South Jersey.

It happened Thursday across the street from the Cross Keys Airport in Monroe Township. The plane carrying the diver had taken off from the airport for a skydiving and parachute company called "Free Fall Adventure."

For some reason, the skydiver's parachute did not open and got tangled in a tree. The man hit a portable basketball backboard, bending it, and fell to the ground.

According to officials, the skydiver had 10 years of experience and had been practicing for an upcoming tournament.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why the man's parachute failed.


Author: Copyright 2004 by NBC10.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


South Jersey Happy Hour Guide

Whole Hearted

Fully Focused

Giant Steps Forward

Defying History

Names to Know

The King of Rambling

6 Tips on a Restart for Your Finances

Staying the Course

A Burning Desire

Getting Personal

On the Home Front

Positive Energy

On the Move

Colleges and COVID-19