Skydiving instructor dies, student critically injured

www.cnn.com Published: August 5, 2013

Two by two, the tandem skydivers leapt into the clouds over southern Mississippi, a routine plunge from thousands of feet in the air, reports CNN.


James "Jimmie" Horak Jr. and his student were the last out of the plane Saturday morning. A videographer captured the moment when the veteran instructor opened his parachute, shifting a rapid freefall into a slow descent.

But something tragic happened in the final seconds of the drop. Horak, 56, and his student never landed at the airport where they were supposed to.

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