Woman, 93, skydives to celebrate her birthday

Lillie Shaffer jumped out of an airplane to celebrate another birthday.

October 10, 2010 12:41:41 PM PDT
A 93-year-old woman celebrated her birthday by jumping out of an airplane. But she got a scare she never expected when her main parachute failed to open. Lillie Schaffer took the plunge Saturday at Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon. Schaffer was harnessed to an instructor, and she didn't realize that her main chute didn't deploy.

The instructor pulled the backup, and everyone landed safely. Schaffer found out about her near miss once she was on solid ground. She still says she'd like to do it again.


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