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Texas skydiving instructor dies when parachute fails to open

1 year 7 months 1 day ago Tuesday, February 22 2022 Feb 22, 2022 February 22, 2022 2:12 PM February 22, 2022 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KHOU

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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