An 80-year-old Brit 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.