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UPDATE: Skydiver Killed After Parachute Malfunctions in Hunterdon County

By rlsmetro on
Hunterdon County

The Federal Aviation Administration, state and local law enforcement agencies are looking into a fatal skydiving accident that happened Friday afternoon in Hunterdon County. 

Federal officials released a few details of the tragic accident and the skydiver's identity has not been released. 

FAA officials confirmed the incident by saying that they were informed of a fatal parachute accident that happened at 2:30 p.m. Friday near Alexandria Airport in Pittstown.

According to federal officials, FAA investigations of skydiving accidents and incidents typically focus on inspecting the packing of the parachute and reserve parachute and flight rules for the pilot and aircraft.

Troopers responded to a medical assist for a sky diving incident at 70 Airport Road, Alexandria Twp., Hunterdon County. 

Officials said Brandon M. Jackson, 37, of Troy, Michigan, was killed.