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Experienced skydiver killed after parachute malfunctions, police say

PERRY, N.Y — State Police say an experienced skydiver died after his parachute malfunctioned in the Wyoming County town Perry near Soper Road Saturday afternoon, WKBW reports.

Police say 68-year-old Richard Cordaro of Bergen jumped out of a plane that took off from the Perry-Warsaw Airport. His parachute deployed normally but then became tangled.

Cordero was pronounced dead at the scene, he had more than 45 years of experience as a skydiver.

Several other people also jumped out of the plane, all of them landed safely.

State Police and the FAA are investigating his death.

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