BSBD Incidents News

Fatality at Skydive Palatka

Just after noon on Saturday April 28th, Frank Keen, a veteran skydiver with about 2000 died following an accident at Skydive Palatka, operating at Kay Larking Airport in Palatka, FL. Several news reports claim that Frank’s canopy did not open. As customary, investigation is undergoing to determine what may have been the cause of the accident.

Frank was 67 years old and a long time jumper at Palatka. This weekend several of the old school jumpers had gathered at Palatka for a few jumps and reminiscing about days gone by – true to the motto of “the older you are, the better you were”.

The Palatka family is a tight knit one and we send our sincerest condolences to all of Franks family and friends.

Update: Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday May 3rd, 2011 at the Peniel Baptist Church, Silver Lake Drive, Palatka, FL. All who would like to remember Frank are welcome to attend.

2 Comments

  • Did they ever find out if it was an equipment malfunction, or if his death was caused by a medical incident preventing him from opening his parachute?

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