An 80-year-old skydiving woman was left hanging out of her harness when her birthday treat went badly wrong.
Video showing American Laverne Everett's terrifying jump last May has gone viral online and has been seen by thousands of people around the world.
The clip shows Everett seeming to freeze at the last moment and try to hold herself back inside the plane rather than take the plunge.
Her tandem parachute partner manages to release her grip and the pair fall out of the plane.
But all is not well, and Everett is left hanging out of her harness as her instructor, and even the camera operator, grab at her clothing while they plummet almost 4000 metres toward the ground.
The instructor eventually releases the parachute and the pair manage to land unharmed.
Everett told CBS news the jump was something she had always wanted to do, and she was not forced out of the plane.
The instructor "knew how bad I wanted to jump," she said.
She was only aware of what happened after she watched the video back, as her shirt had flown up into her face during the fall.