AFA cadet dies in commercial skydiving accident

Cadet 1st Class Kaleb Estes / Courtesy U.S. Air Force Academy
Cadet 1st Class Kaleb Estes / Courtesy U.S. Air Force Academy

ELLICOTT, Colo. — The U.S. Air Force Academy says a cadet has died after a commercial skydiving accident near Ellicott.

The accident happened around 12:45 p.m. Sunday just north of Ellicott. The victim has been identified as Cadet 1st Class Kaleb Estes from Cadet Squadron 39.

A representative from Out of the Blue Skydiving said Estes was participating in a solo jump with the company.

No other details have been released.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

A memorial service will be held for Estes on Thursday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cadet Protestant Chapel.

He will be buried in Hartselle, Alabama.

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