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Two Parachutists Die Making Tandem Jump

October 20, 1986|United Press International

ELLINGTON, Conn. — A novice parachutist and her teacher, making a tandem jump, were killed when the instructor apparently failed to open the chute, police said today.

Mary Scott, 29, a Yale University student from Portsmouth, England, and instructor William H. Womble III, 41, of Manchester, Conn., were killed Sunday at Ellington Airport. Police said it was Scott's first jump.

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