Fourth Skydiving Fatality in a Year at Longmont, CO Airport to be Investigated

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Vance Brand Municipal Airport, Longmont, CO

Authorities are investigating the fourth fatal skydiving accident in the past year at a Colorado airport, following the death of skydiving operator Brock Barto on Saturday.

Longmont police Sgt. John Wederquist says rescue crews responded Saturday to reports of a man in his 30s who apparently misjudged his landing and hit the ground. Mile-Hi Skydiving said Brock was an experienced skydiver with hundreds of jumps under his belt.

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate the death. 

Skydivers with Mile-Hi Skydiving, CO

It’s the fourth death of a skydiver in the past year from flights taking off from the Vance Brand Municipal Airport 38 miles north of Denver.

Most recently,  instructor and videographer Patrick Gire of Denver died June 17 from complications stemming from a September accident.

Two skydivers also died in separate falls in October and May.

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Vance Brand Airport, 38-miles north of Denver.

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