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Texas skydiving instructor dies when parachute fails to open
WALLER, Texas - A skydiving instructor was killed after his parachute failed to open during a tandem jump in the Houston area, authorities said.
A student who was doing the tandem jump with the instructor was seriously injured Saturday, Skydive Houston said.
Both were airlifted to a Houston hospital after the jump Saturday in Waller, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Houston. The instructor later died and the student had serious injuries that aren't life-threatening, the center said.
Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry said their parachute failed to deploy.
Skydive Houston says jump operations are suspended pending an investigation.
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