Don't push me...I don't wanna juuuuummmpppp
This video is crazy.
U.S. aviation officials are looking into a skydiving mishap that nearly saw an 80-year-old woman plunge to her death after apparently being forced off a plane.
This happened in 2011 but the video was just posted online last week. It shows a woman participating in a tandem jump with an instructor in California.
The video starts with Everette speaking to the camera about how she had wanted to go skydiving for "years," and was participating in the dive to celebrate her 80th birthday.
The video then cuts to a shot of Everette and her instructor aboard the plane, preparing for the jump.
At first the woman appears reluctant to follow through on the bold adventure and grips firmly to the sides of the plane's open doors. But eventually her dive partner manages to get her to jump by prying her fingers off the door.
The pair is seen spiralling to the ground at some 200 kilometres an hour with the woman apparently slipping from her safety harness.
The pair eventually lands without incident and the woman, visibly shaken, suffers only minor injuries.
A year later, Everette is able to laugh at the incident.
"I just held on. You just do what you got to do," she said.
Despite Everette's good natured take on the terrifying incident, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident.
Officials say it is likely that Everette's harness was not properly fastened, or came loose during the struggle to get her off the plane.
This place has had its share of accidents. According to reports, at least 8 people have died in the last decade, most recently in April. They are facing at least 3 civil lawsuits