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. Each woman jumped separately but in tandem with an instructor, and Campbell described the free fall as "kind of a wow" and says she'd skydive again. (Eric Fox via AP)

Pennsylvania woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

October 23, 2017 - 5:38 pm

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has celebrated her 94th birthday by going skydiving along with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter.

Williamsport resident Eila (AY'-lah) Campbell says she figured she might not "make it for another year" at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot (3,048-meter) plunge on Sunday at Hazleton Regional Airport.

Granddaughter Sara Schuelke (SHOOL'-kee) 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.

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