US skydiver doesn’t open chute, kills self

An experienced skydiver jumped to his death from a plane after telling his wife in a final message that he was not going to pull the cord on his parachute.

Vitantonio Capotorto, 27, recorded a video telling Costansa Litellini he was “going somewhere wonderful” before leaping from a height of 13,500ft. His wife, 25, rushed to the skydiving centre in Florida, and begged staff to stop her husband from diving. An employee radioed the plane’s pilot but Capotorto had already jumped.
The couple worked at United Parachute Technologies, a company that makes containers for parachutes. Capotorto, an Italian national , was an avid skydriver who had made 600 previous jumps.


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