Arkady Shenker, 49, dies in New Jersey after parachute fails to open during skydive

Police say Arkady Shenker landed in the backyard

Police say Arkady Shenker landed in the backyard of a southern New Jersey home after his parachute failed to open. (April 21, 2014 8:49 AM)

A veteran skydiver has died doing what he loved after a routine jump took a tragic turn Sunday.

Police say 49-year-old Arkady Shenker, a Brooklyn native, landed in the backyard of a southern New Jersey home.

It is unclear whether the specialized parachute Shenker was wearing opened correctly and caused the accident. He was wearing a "wing suit," which allows a skydiver to move forward...

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