An 80-year-old named Laverne came startlingly close to death when things went horribly wrong during her maiden skydiving attempt. If the video doesn't deter you from ever jumping out of a plane, I don't know what will.

It seems that Laverne had second thoughts upon departing the aircraft. Her attempts to cling to the plane doors put her in a bad position which allowed her to slip from her harness. She was then left literally dangling in free-fall with the tandem instructor holding on for dear life. Oh. My. God.

You'll Never Want to Skydive After Watching ThisS

Luckily, no one was injured upon landing, though you must be traumatized after such a close-call. Laverne is no doubt re-thinking all those other death-defying acts on her bucket list. [YouTube via The Daily Mail]