Federal Aviation Administration

Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in Northern California vineyard

Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in Northern California vineyard

The skydiver who fell to his death in a California vineyard was wearing a specialized jumpsuit that resembles a flying squirrel and was undertaking an extreme but growing sport that can send people soaring through the air at speeds of more than 200 mph.

Matthew Ciancio, 42, crashed Wednesday afternoon after undertaking a jump with the Lodi Parachute Center, about 30 miles south of Sacramento.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it's investigating and has not announced a cause of the accident.

Bill Dause, a spokesman for the Lodi Parachute Center, said witnesses told him that Ciancio jumped from 13,000 feet and released his parachute at about 4,000...

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