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.