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Authorities: Brooklyn Man, 49, Killed In New Jersey Skydiving Accident

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MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 49-year-old Brookyn man who landed in the backyard of a home after a skydiving accident in southern New Jersey has died.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s unclear whether the specialized parachute that Arkady Shenker was wearing during the jump around 2 p.m. Sunday opened properly.

Officials say Shenker was an experienced skydiver with more than 350 jumps. He was wearing a “wing suit,” which allows a skydiver to move forward while descending. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office says that federal authorities will investigate.

Shenker was skydiving in a plane operated by Freefall Adventures in Monroe along with 15 others.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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