A New York man jumped out of a skydiving plane while wearing a parachute, and apparently fell to his death without wearing one.
A New York City man who was killed in a skydiving incident on Sunday was not wearing his parachute when he hit the ground, State Police said.
The victim, identified as William McCartin, 40, boarded a plane at “Skydive the Ranch” in Gardiner. He jumped out along with another skydiver at approximately 14,000 feet.
The witness told police McCartin jumped from the plane while wearing a parachute. He hit the ground in the parking lot of the Gardiner Fire Department on State Route 44/55 in Gardiner where he died from his injuries.
Since I don’t believe parachutes are itchy, my educated guess is William wanted to self-delete, and took the parachute off mid-flight.