A member of the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights skydiving team died earlier today after a midair collision during the Chicago Air and Water Show:
More from Fox 13:
Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, 32, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was hurt Saturday when he collided in midair with a member of the Navy Leap Frogs team during a group maneuver, CNN affiliate WLS reported.
After Hood’s emergency chute opened he struck a building on North Lake Shore Drive and fell to the ground, a spectator told WLS.
Hood, who had survived five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, died Sunday afternoon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The Navy skydiver landed on North Avenue Beach and broke his leg, WLS said. He is expected to recover, said Allison Bettencourt, public affairs officer with the Army.
Here’s an old interview with Sgt. Hood where he talks about joining the Golden Knights team: