Williamsport woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

Associated Press | October 23rd, 2017 7:31 pm - updated: 7:36 pm.

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A woman from Williamsport celebrated her 94th birthday in a very unique way. Eila Campbell decided to go skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter.

She says she figured she might not “make it for another year” at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot plunge on Sunday at the 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 says he’s never seen anyone as old as Campbell jump.

This Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, photo provided by Jackie Cline shows Eila Campbell, of Williamsport, Pa., coming in for a landing as she celebrates her 94th birthday by going skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter at Above the Poconos Skydivers at Hazleton Regional Airport in Hazleton, Pa. (Jackie Cline via AP)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_119036829-d1cdf6f730bc4463876fecb665bc877f-2.jpgThis Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, photo provided by Jackie Cline shows Eila Campbell, of Williamsport, Pa., coming in for a landing as she celebrates her 94th birthday by going skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter at Above the Poconos Skydivers at Hazleton Regional Airport in Hazleton, Pa. (Jackie Cline via AP)
This Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, photo provided by Eric Fox shows Eila Campbell, of Williamsport, Pa., waving as she celebrates her 94th birthday by going skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter at Above the Poconos Skydivers at Hazleton Regional Airport in Hazleton, Pa. (Eric Fox via AP)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_119036829-60a75ddfd3084835b5f9627a85c63785-2.jpgThis Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, photo provided by Eric Fox shows Eila Campbell, of Williamsport, Pa., waving as she celebrates her 94th birthday by going skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter at Above the Poconos Skydivers at Hazleton Regional Airport in Hazleton, Pa. (Eric Fox via AP)

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