Caught on camera: Woman dangles from harness
UNDATED (WHDH) -- An 80-year-old's attempt at skydiving was caught on camera.
Laverne Everett wanted to go skydiving, but what happened next could have made that birthday her last.
As she fell through the air in a tandem skydive, Everett somehow slipped from her harness.
"I think I knew something was kind of not right but I didn't know you know it was as bad as it was so to speak," said Everett.
As she dangled from the straps, the 80-year-old couldn't see a thing.
"’Cause my clothes was up over my face," Everett said.
The videographer tried to get close enough to help the instructor, but as the pair tumbled, there was nothing anyone else can do.
Everett was still hanging as they finally touched down.
One year after the fall, the video has gone viral but the now 81-year-old Everett says she has no hard feelings.
As for questions that the video appears to show her changing her mind about the jump and being pushed out of the plane, she says her knees had gone out right before she jumped.
"He helped me. He gave me a little boost with his feet you know. I needed that. He knew how bad I wanted to do it," Everett said.
The FAA is now looking into the incident and confirms it has proposed over nine hundred thousand dollars in unrelated fines for the northern California parachute center in the past two years.
That case is still pending.
NBC News reached out to parachute center owner Bill Dause about Everett’s jump. Dause would only say "no one got injured and the landing was fine."
As for the daring senior, she says she has no plans to sue.
"I signed a waiver and I respect that," she said.