Two Die in Military Training Jump

Wednesday, September 13th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — An instructor and a student at a military parachute training school were killed early Wednesday during a nighttime jump, authorities said.

The cause of the accident wasn't known, said Chuck Wullenjohn, a spokesman for the Army's Yuma Proving Ground. Names of the victims were withheld until relatives could be notified.

Investigators from Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Rucker, Ala., will investigate the accident at the Military Freefall School, which teaches advanced parachute techniques to all branches of the military.

The school has been at the Yuma Proving Ground since 1995.

In May 1999, another student at the school was killed when his parachute malfunctioned.