A skydiving instructor was killed after his parachute failed to open during a tandem jump in the Houston area Saturday, authorities say.
A student who was doing the tandem jump with the instructor was seriously injured, Skydive Houston said.
Both were airlifted to a Houston hospital after the jump Saturday in Waller, about 40 miles 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 said jump operations are suspended pending an investigation.