27 July 2019
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander


  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
UPDATE - 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. Cordaro, 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.  Cordaro had over 45 years of skydiving experience.  Cordaro’s parachute opened normally but then became tangled.  Troopers attempted life saving measures. Cordaro 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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