Skydiver Killed in Williamstown, NJ Identified as 48-Year-Old Pennsylvania Man
New details have emerged in the death of a skydiver in Williamstown last week, including the identity of the jumper.
The man who died was 48-year-old Timothy Joseph Slachta from Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania.
Slatcha was skydiving from Skydive Cross Keys plane out of Cross Keys Airport, 6abc.com reports.
It was Wednesday, March 10th just before 1:30 p.m. when neighbors in houses nearby noticed a parachuter who appeared to be limp beneath his parachute.
He reportedly landed on Kippen Drive in the Stirling Glen Development after suffering a fatal injury.
While what exactly happened to Slachta is yet to be determined, Skydive Cross Keys issued a statement stressing the victim's vast experience with skydiving. '[Slachta]', the statement said, 'had over 700 jumps to his credit and had been skydiving for over a decade. His parachute was deployed at normal altitude upon exiting the airplane and appeared to be fully inflated. All further details are pending investigation.'
Skydive Cross Keys calls Slachta 'a loved a respected member' of their community.
It's the third incident originating from Skydive Cross Keys since 2011.
While Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office is spearheading the investigation into Timothy Slachta's death, the Gloucester County Medical Examiner and the Federal Aviation Administration is also involved, according to 6abc.com.
Our thoughts are with Timothy Joseph Slachta's family and friends at this heartbreaking time.