80-year-old woman skydiving goes wrong, falls from harness but lands safely (Video)

By on May 27, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States, Weird Comments

An 80-year-old woman skydiving jump went wrong, as she fell out from her harness in mid-air, as shown in the video, and nearly ended her life but eventually landed safely with his instructor and was reportedly unhurt.



Laverne Everette, 80-year-old woman hanging,
during her skydiving jump in May 2011

Image Credit: spook9614/YouTube

According to CBS Sacramento on Friday, May 25, 2012, the 80-year-old woman skydiving enthusiast was identified as Laverne Everette of Oakdale, California, who made the jump back in May 2011 to celebrate her birthday.

As seen in the video, Ms. Everette said that it was her decision to do the skydiving jump, which took place at the Parachute Center in Lodi, California, and everything appeared to be fine in the start until she started to spin in mid-air, hundreds of feet above.

Later, she fell out from her harness and her instructor tried to grab her feet and pulled her up, as the parachute opens and seen landing at the ground, with the skydiving staff rushing to them and immediately checked her status.

“No, I don’t look at it that way. He knew how bad I wanted to jump.” Everette said in the CBS Sacramento interview recently, referring to the scene showing that she looked like being forced out of that plane, with the video believed to have been posted first at The Chive.

“The upper harness came off, you know. Just slipped down, it was just the lower harness, is all I had.” Everette added, who recently turned 81, noting that skydiving is something that she wanted to do for a long time.

Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was said to have launched a thorough investigation on the incident, to understand if Everette was not harnessed properly or any possible wrong procedure during the jump.


80-year-old woman skydiving gone wrong, falls from harness
Video Credit: spook9614/YouTube



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