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Man dies after leap from plane, Schenectady man hits house in jump without parachute

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=694514&category=SCHENECTADY&BCCode=LOCAL&newsdate=6/9/2008

DUANESBURG -- A Schenectady man was killed after jumping without a parachute from a small sky diving plane Saturday afternoon over Duanesburg, State Police said.
Sloan Carafello, 29, of State Street, struck a house at 7951 Duanesburg Road just before 2 p.m., damaging the roof and splitting his body in two.


A tenant was inside at the time and called to inform the landlord, who does not live in the house. No one else was hurt. The landlord declined comment.

Bob Rawlins, the pilot and owner of the Duanesburg Skydiving Club, said he was flying the single-engine Cessna 182 with Carafello, an instructor, a student and a videographer.

Rawlins said the instructor, student and videographer dove, and as Rawlins began to close the plane's door, Carafello leaped out, holdin

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Added: Jun-9-2008 
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