LODI (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration investigators were probing the death of a man killed wearing a wingsuit in a Northern California skydiving crash.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Thursday that an inspector is at the crash site near the Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo, about 30 miles south of Sacramento.READ MORE: Santa Clara Broncos Seeking Dream Ending: Back-To-Back College Cup Title On Home Field
Wingsuit fliers use a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit. It is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, but a growing number of people are using wingsuits in skydiving, with a mandatory parachute.READ MORE: Gas Line Ruptured In American Canyon; Traffic Impacted
The United States Parachute Association says including Wednesday’s fatality, there have been 8 wingsuit skydiving deaths in the U.S. since 2011.
The name of the man who died in a vineyard Wednesday has not been released.MORE NEWS: Lake County Sheriff: Pilot Killed In Plane Crash In South Lakeport
Three people died last year in accidents near the Lodi Parachute Center. A tightly packed skydiving plane carrying 18 people also landed upside down in an Acampo vineyard last May.