Parachutist dies during Florida air show

Posted at 2:35 PM, Oct 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-19 16:35:16-04

By Melissa Gray and Janet DiGiacomo


(CNN) — A parachutist fell to his death Saturday when his parachute failed to deploy during an air show north of Tampa, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.

The man had jumped from a biplane and died on the scene, sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow said. The pilot landed safely.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified, she said.

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