Skydiving Goes Wrong: 80-year-old woman almost falls out of parachute harness on video

28 May

Originally posted on National Post | News:

It was an eightieth birthday present to herself that went horribly wrong, when California senior Laverne Everett jumped out of an airplane and almost out of her tandem skydiving harness to her death.

Of course, the now 81-year-old told CBS news, she had no idea what kind of danger she was in during the jump, only finding out about it when she watched the terrifying video after the fact.

And it wasn’t until a year later that Everett’s sister posted the video on YouTube. The original video has subsequently been removed, but while it was up it was reposted hundreds of times on the video sharing site (though most, such as the video embedded below, laid music over top the video).

Everett did clarify to CBS that while it looks as if she is begging the instructor not to push her out of the plane at the start of…

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2 Responses to “Skydiving Goes Wrong: 80-year-old woman almost falls out of parachute harness on video”

  1. thewordisnow May 28, 2012 at 13:59 #

    Wow that was a close call.

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