- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force Academy says a senior at the school has died in a commercial skydiving accident.

The school says Kaleb Estes died Sunday.

The Colorado Spring Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2qjjhlB ) the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Department says Estes was killed in a hard landing in a field near a business call Out of the Blue Skydiving in Calhan. Calhan is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of the academy campus in Colorado Springs.

The company says a skydiver making a solo jump was killed. The company says it’s cooperating with the investigation.

Estes graduated from high school in Hartselle, Alabama, and would have graduated from the academy on May 24.

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Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com


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