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Skydiving accident results in fatality.

On July 27, 2019 at 12:05 P.M., Troopers from SP Warsaw responded to cornfield off Soper Road in the town of Perry for a skydiving accident.  Further investigation revealed that Richard S. Cordero, 68 of Bergen, NY flew out of Perry/Warsaw airport with three others. All four individuals jumped from the plane. The other three landed safely.  Cordero had over 45 years of skydiving experience.  Cordero’s parachute opened normally but then became tangled.  Troopers attempted life saving measures. Cordero was pronounced at the scene.  Rochester Skydivers was the company involved in this incident.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted in this investigation.

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