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Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

Man Killed in Monroe Township Skydiving Accident

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MONROE TWP., N.J. - A 49-year-old  man from Brooklyn, New York, died on Sunday afternoon while skydiving at Freefall Adventures in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

Police say Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute known as a "wing suit," which allows a skydiver to move forward while descending. It is unclear whether the suit opened properly, according to authorities.  Federal authorities will investigate the functionality of the suit.

Shenker landed behind a yard in the 100 block of Tuckahoe Road in Monroe Township.

He jumped from an airplane at about 2 p.m. and was pronounced dead at 3:38 p.m. at Kennedy Hospital, Washington Township, New Jersey.

Shenker was described as an experienced skydiver with 350 jumps and was a frequent visitor to Freefall Adventures. The airplane he boarded today along with 15 others was the fourth load of skydivers of the day that flew from Cross Keys Airport, where Freefall is located. Authorities say Shenker came to Freefall Adventures alone.

The Federal Aviation Administration will further investigate.
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