Man killed in skydiving accident in Williamstown


The 54-year-old Gloucester County man killed in a skydiving accident on Sunday evening has been identified by police.

Man killed in skydiving accident in Williamstown
Man killed in skydiving accident in Williamstown

Paul Haaf Jr., of Monroe Township, was an experienced skydiver with more than 1,200 jumps, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office.

Haaf jumped from a plane that departed from Skydive Cross Keys in Williamstown, Monroe Township, around 5 p.m.

He was found in the roadway at Brookdale and Herbert boulevards in Williamstown, a residential neighborhood more than a mile from the airport. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Haaf’s parachute deployed after exiting the plane, an official with Skydive Cross Keys said in a statement.

Witnesses told 6ABC that police were looking for the parachute in nearby backyards and that his reserve parachute was still attached to him when he was found.

The prosecutor’s office, Monroe Township Police Department and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

Haaf’s Facebook page highlights his love of skydiving and showed he was a regular participant in events at Cross Keys.

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