Bryant man dies in parachuting accident

Authorities have identified the man killed in a parachuting accident in Morrilton over the weekend.

 

Brick Smith, 49, of Bryant was killed in the accident Sunday. No other injuries were reported.

The Morrilton Police Department said it received a 911 call shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday about a parachuting accident on private property southwest of the Morrilton Municipal Airport.

Authorities are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the accident.

Morrilton Police Chief Sonny Stover said the cause of the accident was unknown as of press time Monday.

An online search indicated at least two companies offer tandem skydiving and skydiving instruction out of the Morrilton airport.

Media partner KATV contributed to this report.

One man dead in Morrilton parachuting accident
 

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