Man jumps from plane with no parachute

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  1. graybar hotel

    graybar hotel New Member

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    Man jumps from plane with no parachute, dies

    DUANESBURG, N.Y. - A 29-year-old man leaped out of a plane at 10,000 feet with a camera but no parachute Saturday. His body was found next to a house with a damaged roof, police said.

    Sloan Carafello of Schenectady, who was observing on the flight, followed an instructor, student and videographer out the door, wearing no skydiving gear, officials said.

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  3. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Police said they did not suspect foul play but would not elaborate.

    I wonder why not?
     
  4. AmandaBrown23

    AmandaBrown23 Im just living among all the madness

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    uhhhh that really is bizarre
     
  5. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    My dad always said only tow things "fall" from the sky...dumb $hit and Bird $hit. I suspect he was the first of the two:purplebananna:
     
  6. PSUfan

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    Obviously it was a suicide, right? If no foul play was involved, it was a suicide.
     
  7. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    Or accident.
     
  8. Pepper

    Pepper Former Member

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    Could he be that distracted or forgetful?
     
  9. PSUfan

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    How could it be an accident? He forgot to put the pack on?? It would have to be the first time that ever happened in history.

    That would be like going deep sea diving and forgetting to put on the oxygen tank.
     
  10. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    I thought he was supposed to be intending to photograph them from the plane all along and was never going to make a jump.
     
  11. PSUfan

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    okay, I am guilty of not reading the whole article. You might be right... I will read. :insert embarrassed smiley here: .
     
  12. PSUfan

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    That seems pretty cut and dry. Unless Rawlins has some sort of relationship with the deceased, prior to this. It looks suicidal to me.
     
  13. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    I read this article earlier today and suicide was my first thought. I still think that.
     
  14. nappy2

    nappy2 Have you kissed your cat today?

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    I'm thinking suicide too!!!!:Banane15:
     
  15. graybar hotel

    graybar hotel New Member

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    :clap: GOOD ONE!!!! :woohoo:
     
  16. SanJoaquinValleyGirl

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    Actually this is not the first time it has happened. I remember 20+ years ago the same thing happened. They showed the video that was being taken on the news and you could tell by the camera movement when he realized it. They said after strapping all the camera equipment on, he just didn't realize what he had done. I guess it felt basically the same.



     
  17. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    I personally don't think there's any way this was anything but suicide....man...I could never do that...someone would have to push me even with a parachute...I freeze!
     
  18. Lucy's mom

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    Looks like it was suicide. What a horrific way to go. :confused:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,364502,00.html

    DUANESBURG, N.Y. — A 29-year-old man who plunged to his death from a skydiving plane with no parachute on Saturday committed suicide, state police said.

    Sloan Carafello of Schenectady was described as an observer on the small plane. Witnesses say he leaped out behind three parachuters.

    An autopsy on Sunday found that the cause of death was massive trauma, and state police investigator Mario DiCristofaro says the death was ruled a suicide.

    Carafello's co-workers tell the Times Union of Albany that he asked them frequently in recent months, "If you had to die, would you rather jump off a building or jump out of a plane without a parachute?"
     
  19. Floh

    Floh Former Member

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    He asked then frequently? once would surely be enough. :(

    so he planned to off himself for months. how very sad. :(

    thank you for the update Lucy's mom.
     
  20. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    Well in light of the whole suicide thing...not as funny anymore. But Parachuting....no way you'd catch my jumping out a perfectly good plane!
     
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    Im so sad for this man
     

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