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Skydiver kills self by not opening parachute

Skydiver kills self by not opening parachute

Zitellini said she received a video message from Vitantonio telling her that he was "not going to pull the cord and that he was going somewhere wonderful".

Vitantonio Capotorto, a veteran sky diver, had 600 jumps under his belt.

Vitantonio Capotorto sent a video to his wife explaining his intentions, and saying he was "going somewhere wonderful".

According to the report, Capotorto Vitantonio, 27, died and was found facedown in a field near Skydive DeLand on Tuesday, after sending the message to his wife who attempted to reach the pilot of the plane before the jump.

During police investigations, Richards said Capotorto had 'seemed normal before the flight'.




Vitantonio, an Italian national, was found with his face down in a field southeast of the runways at DeLand Municipal Airport, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Officials called a chaplain to the scene to tell Zitelleni of her husband's death. Image via Facebook.Pictured Deland, Florida skydiver, Capotorto Vitantonio.

WKMG reported that this was the fifth fatality during the past four years for Skydive Deland. Both of them worked for United Parachute Technologies, a local company that makes containers for parachutes.

A spokesman for Skydive DeLand told the Washington Post that they offer their deepest sympathy to Vitantonio's family and friends.

Mike Johnston, a general manager at the facility told The News-Journal earlier this week that Capotorto's wife had arrived "moments too late". Last year, 3.2 million people jumped out of planes with parachutes on their backs, according to the United States Parachute Association.


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