Skydiver sends wife a video telling her he won’t be pulling parachute cord before jumping

By Robyn Lucas
17 July 2017

He told his wife in the video that he was going “somewhere wonderful.”

Skydiving is not for the fainthearted.

Jumping out of a plane hundreds of kilometres above the ground and your life virtually dependent on a parachute takes a lot of faith.

But what if your significant other sends you a chilling message to tell you he won’t be pulling his parachute because he fully intends on taking his own life?

Imagine the helpless feeling at only receiving this message moments before he’s about to dive.

This was the horrific reality for Costanza Zitellini (25) when her husband Caporto Vitantonio (27) sent her a shocking video message detailing how he plans to die.

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Caporto was at Skydive DeLand, in Florida, around 10am when he jumped from a plane and failed to pull his parachute cord, writes the Orlando Sentinel.

After receiving the horrific video message from her husband, Constanza rushed over to Skydive DeLand and hysterically begged employee Tara Richards to stop her husband from jumping to his death.

Without hesitation, Tara radioed the plane but it was already too late. The experienced skydiver had taken the fateful plunge.

Caporto told his wife in the video that he was going “somewhere wonderful,” a police report says.

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The Italian national was later found face down in a field close to the runway at the DeLand Municipal Airport.

The couple both worked for United Parachute Technologies where they manufactured containers for parachutes.

Skydive DeLand has only had five fatalities since 2013 and is one of the busiest skydiving facilities in America.

“When a person steps out the door, they are responsible for themselves,” says Mike Johnson, the general manager of Skydive DeLand.


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