Missouri Man Killed in Weekend Skydiving Accident in Kansas
A Missouri man is dead after a skydiving accident in Kansas in which his parachute became entangled with that of another skydiver over the weekend.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 54-year-old Mark Leslie Jungk of Platte City, Missouri, was a longtime jumper with SkyDive Kansas, which offers jumps from the Osage City Airport.
SkyDive Kansas owner Jen Sharp says the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday near the airport when the victim collided with another skydiver in mid-air shortly after jumping out of a plane. She says both jumpers were experienced skydivers and were licensed.
Sharp says one jumper was able to release and open his reserve parachute, landing safely, while Jungk couldn't do that because there was too much entanglement.