Vitantonio Capotorto sent a video to his wife explaining his intentions, and saying he was "going somewhere wonderful".
Vitantonio's wife told that she rushed to con Flightline Boulevard after receiving the message and told employees to radio the plane Vitantonio was in, about 13,500 feet in the air, and get the pilots to stop him from jumping.
Police were called to Skydive Deland on Tuesday in reference to an injured sky diver.
Vitantonio was an experienced skydiver who made over 600 jumps.
Officials began to search for Vitantonio from the sky and the ground.
Vitantonio's wife, Costanza Zitellini, allegedly received the video message and then immediately went to the Skydive DeLand hanger to bar her husband from getting on the plane.Читайте также: American Airlines ends codeshare with Qatar, Etihad as subsidy dispute heats up
Tara Richard, an employee at the skydiving centre, told police "he had seemed normal" when she saw him before take-off.
A chaplain was called to the scene to let Costansa know that Capotorto had died.
In 2016, United States Parachute Association recorded 21 fatal skydiving accidents in the US out of roughly 3.2 million jumps. According to his Facebook, he was employed by United Parachute Technologies, which makes cases for parachutes.
"We express our deepest sympathy for his family and his friends", Skydive Deland said in a statement to the Washington Post.
The United States Parachute Association, of which Skydive Deland is a member, reported 21 fatalities related to skydiving in 2016 out of 3.2 million estimated jumps by its members.
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