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Skydiver dies after landing in New Jersey yard during Easter egg hunt
The Morning Call ^ | April 21, 2014

Posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:46 PM PDT by Gamecock

The Brooklyn man and veteran skydiver plummeted into a backyard when his parachute apparently failed to deploy properly at around 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the Gloucester County, N.J., Prosecutor’s Office. The family that lived there was having an Easter egg hunt at the time, according to media reports.

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1 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:46 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Kind of a buzz kill for the hunt.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 5:49:44 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

A real party crasher.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 5:50:46 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Gamecock

Try explaining that to your kids.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 5:51:05 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Gamecock

Horrible.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 5:51:08 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Gamecock

Emily Post says don’t drop in.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 5:51:38 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

His name was Arkady Skenker and was 49 years old.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Character matters for those who understand the concept)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
A real party crasher.

How do you know he wasn't invited?

8 posted on 04/22/2014 5:54:57 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou
There are better ways to celebrate.

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9 posted on 04/22/2014 5:55:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: doc1019
No problem. "This, kids, is why grandpa says to never jump out of a functioning airplane."

/johnny

10 posted on 04/22/2014 5:57:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: doc1019

>>Try explaining that to your kids.<<

“If you piss off the Easter Bunny, he will drop you out of an airplane!”


11 posted on 04/22/2014 5:58:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Gamecock

Many years ago I was a drag racer with a car fast enough to need a chute. I saw mine and others fail on a few occasions. I remember saying to myself.....self, we ain’t never gonna jump out of an airplane with one of those things.


12 posted on 04/22/2014 6:00:24 PM PDT by umgud
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To: freedumb2003

ROFLMAO!!! Way, way to funny.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 6:01:55 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Gamecock

Dreadful. RIP.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 6:07:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cripplecreek

Eggzactly!


15 posted on 04/22/2014 6:08:04 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

I think the woman who found the decomposing corpse under her deck while on an Easter egg hunt with her kid won the buzz kill award.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Gamecock

“The family that lived there was having an Easter egg hunt at the time, according to media reports.”

It couldve been worse. It couldve been turkeys.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Gamecock

Santas chute doesnt seem to be opening...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydoPEhQDtG4


18 posted on 04/22/2014 6:16:33 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Gamecock
This wasn't your average weekend parachuter. Arkady Shenker wore a special suit that allowed him to "enhance" his gliding experience before pulling the suit. The investigation is pending but it's possible this get-up could have had something to do with the chute not deploying properly.

He was wearing the suit pictured below on Sunday. Yes, this is actually him in happier times. It sucks. Also, this New Jersey family is definitely going to have next year's Easter Egg hunt indoors.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 6:19:09 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Looks like he’s Flashing in that photo.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: meatloaf

Yeah, that’s up there at the top of the list.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 6:24:14 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

One might say that after the landing he was a bad egg.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 6:26:19 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Omelet that one alone.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 6:28:16 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failure)
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To: Gamecock
I did a Summer Camp attached to Cutler Army Hospital at Ft Devens in the 70’s.One day,when returning from chow I saw a chopper taking off from the front lawn of the hospital.Turns out they had just dropped off a bird Colonel from the Natick Labs (and Army research and testing facility) about 20 miles from Devens.Turns out he was testing a parachute that failed to open.They took him directly to the morgue.
24 posted on 04/22/2014 6:36:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gamecock

Wow! I didn’t realize that Easter egg hunts were so dangerous.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 6:45:06 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: lowbridge
It couldve been worse. It couldve been turkeys.

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

26 posted on 04/22/2014 6:46:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Gamecock

I’d rather be dead than in New Jersey too.


27 posted on 04/22/2014 6:56:25 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: lowbridge

At least he didn’t land on top of one of the little kids. That would have been horrible. What are the chances of getting killed by a skydiver while hunting for Easter eggs in your back yard?


28 posted on 04/22/2014 7:06:23 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Gamecock

EASTER BUNNY...?


29 posted on 04/22/2014 7:15:58 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Gamecock
Look mummy, up in the sky, it's an aero plane.

As God is my witness, I thought Easter bunnies could fly!

Parachutist: I'm going down. Down, down, down, down, down.

30 posted on 04/22/2014 7:27:35 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: SamAdams76

Then the next one will crash through the roof?


31 posted on 04/22/2014 8:34:33 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Ahithophel

That is rather hard boiled.


32 posted on 04/23/2014 3:14:37 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: lowbridge

One of the funniest episodes of mwc ever.


33 posted on 04/23/2014 4:38:37 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

He prolly bounced over easy


34 posted on 04/23/2014 1:28:28 PM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failures)
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