Saturday, May 26, 2012
When skydiving goes very wrong
A sky-diving pensioner who refused to get out of the plane was left hanging precariously from her instructor as a tandem dive went dangerously wrong.
The 80-year-old desperately tried to cling onto the door after apparently deciding she no longer wanted to do the jump.
As her harness came loose the woman, named Laverne, was left dangling from her instructor as she hurtled towards the ground at 125mph.
- Laverne, 80, can be seen shouting 'no!' as she leaps out of the plane
- Pensioner nearly falls out of her harness as it comes loose while hurtling towards ground at 125mph
- Two people have died in similar incidents in the U.S., the British Parachute Association say