A skydiving student died in a recent tragic accident in Arizona close to the Phoenix metropolitan area. The accident also unfortunately left an employee who worked as an instructor for a skydiving company seriously injured. Thankfully, the instructor is expected to survive the accident.
The instructor and student were doing what is called a tandem jump, in which the student is connected to the instructor. In a tandem jump, the instructor pulls the parachute and takes primary responsibility for the safety of both skydivers.