Skydiver Told Wife He Wasn't Going to Pull Cord

According to the police report Vitantonio did not open his chute effectively plunging to his death

On Tuesday, 25-year-old Costansa Litellini ran into the Skydive Deland building on Flightline Boulevard, begging employee Tara Richards to stop her husband from sky diving. Richard immediately contacted the pilot of the plane via radio, only to be told that Vitantonio had already jumped from the aircraft.

According to WKMG, officials say Vitantonio sent a "disturbing" video to Litellini before his jump.

According to his wife, Vitantonio appeared perfectly normal when he left that morning for a jump at Skydive DeLand.

A chaplain was called to the scene to let Litellini know that Vitantonio had died.

Yet to be necessarily understood is what led to Vitantonio seeking his suicidal death and why the man had chosen dying in such a dramatic fashion and why the husband declined reaching out to his wife or any other individual or entity before his plan....? All level of skydiver from beginners signing up for a first tandem jump to experienced groups of skydivers who want to jump out of multiple planes. The spokesman pointed out that he had paid for his Tuesday jump from the plane.

This was the fifth reported fatality at Sky Dive DeLand, which is considered one of the nation's busiest skydiving points, since 2013. Vitantonio was an Italian national and worked for United Parachute Technologies since September 2016, which is also based in DeLand. His Facebook page is full of photos of him in the air with a GoPro camera strapped to his head.

The United States Parachute Association recorded 3.2 million parachute jumps past year, 16 of which were fatal.

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