Jordan Janway, brother-in-law of Jimmie Johnson, was found dead near Otay Lakes near Jamul late Sunday afternoon. He had been reported missing earlier in the day while teaching a group how to skydive. He was a contract employee for Skydive San Diego. Buzz Fink, skydiving company's owner, said Sunday that Janway was practicing a maneuver called tracking when he collided with his jump partner's knee or leg. Janway was unable to release his parachute. The other jumper involved in the collision was not injured and was able to land in the drop zone. Fink said the surviving jumper had a Cybernetic Parachute Release System (CYPRES), a reserve parachute which monitors a skydiver’s speed and altitude and automatically deploys if it senses a problem. Janway was not using the system during his jump. Fink said the skydriver had a CYPRES, but it had been sent in for maintenance within the past couple of weeks. Fink said Janway was an experienced skydiver who had completed more than 1,000 jumps.
Posted Monday, March 31st 2014 @ 12pm by Markk Evans