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A Woman Celebrates Her 94th Birthday by Skydiving

Her granddaughter, great-granddaughter join in the 10,000-foot plunge

94 Year Old Skydive

Marie Baragona at Above the Poconos Skydivers

Eila Campbel took her daring leap at the Hazleton Regional Airport in Pennsylvania.

A Pennsylvania woman celebrated her 94th birthday by going skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter.


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Williamsport resident Eila Campbell says she figured that at her age she might not "make it for another year," so she took the 10,000-foot plunge on Sunday at Hazleton Regional Airport.

Granddaughter Sara Schuelke and great-granddaughter Jess Fox also jumped. Each woman jumped separately but in tandem with an instructor.

Campbell described the free fall as "kind of a wow" and says she'd skydive again.

The owner of Above the Poconos Skydivers said he's never seen a jump by anyone as old as Campbell.

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