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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sky-Diving Death




MOSCOW -- The chief of one of Russia's most prominent defense plants fell to his death after his parachute failed to open during a recreational jump, Itar-Tass reported Tuesday.


Yevgeny Kiryukhin, chairman of the board of the Progress aviation factory in the city of Arsenyev, in the Far East, was making his seventh amateur jump Friday when his main parachute malfunctioned.


The Progress factory makes the most advanced combat helicopter currently used by the Russian military, the twin-engine Ka-50 Black Shark.