Georgia teen on her first skydive, veteran instructor died when their chutes failed
THOMASTON, Ga. – A Georgia teen’s first skydive ended in tragedy. Jeanna Triplicata, 18, and her instructor, Nick Esposito, 35, were killed in a skydiving incident Sunday. They were performing a tandem jump outside of Macon when police say their primary parachute failed to open. “We were all so looking forward to after she landed and to talk to her and hear her story,” her father, Joey Triplicata, told CNN. It’s so painful.”The Triplicata family plans to bury their daughter Saturday after a public service in their hometown of Newnan.