An experienced skydiver hurtled to his death during a freak accident on Monday – despite the fact his parachute did actually open.
Frank Kancso, 35, was found knocked out in the landing area of the Sky’s the Limit Skydiving Center in East Stroudsburg at around 2:30 pm, cops say.
The Staten Island man was raced to Lehigh Valley Hospital but doctors couldn’t save him and pronounced him as dead.
His parachute opened and stayed on throughout the fall, reports Daily Voice.
An autopsy is being carried out to find the true cause of his death.
Frank was a keen skydiver and had performed the stunt thousands of times before.
Top authorities including the Federal Aviation Administration, state police Criminal Investigation Unit of Stroudsburg and Monroe County DA's Office have opened a probe into the tragic plummet.
His tragic death isn’t the first of its kind in the area and the news comes just months after a different experienced skydiver from New York suffered the same fate.
Edward Harney of Paramus, New Jersey, somehow lost his parachute in mid air after jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet.
The 74-year-old died of “multiple traumatic injuries” on his dive with three other men.
Two other men in their 70's have also died in accidents at Sky's the Limit, reports Pocono Record.
In 2007, George Flynn, 75, of New Jersey, and Theodore A. Wilson, 70, of New York, died after their chutes became entangled and they fell about 75 feet to the ground.
Frank Kansco’s death remains unexplained and authorities are continuing to investigate.
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