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Parachute didn't open in fatal Lodi skydiving jump

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that a sky-diving instructor and a first-time jumper died after both of the instructor's parachutes failed to open during their tandem jump near Lodi.

<p>San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department on the scene of the skydiving accident in Acampo (August 6, 2016)</p>

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration has found that a sky-diving instructor and a first-time jumper died after both of the instructor's parachutes failed to open during their tandem jump near Lodi.

Instructor Yong Kwon and 18-year-old Tyler Turner died on Aug. 6 near the Parachute Center in Acampo. Kwon was found with his hand on the lever for a backup parachute.

The Sacramento Bee reports that In a report this week, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Kwon's main parachute failed to fully inflate and a backup parachute also failed.

The FAA is still trying to determine what actions, if any, to bring against the Parachute Center.