Wanna watch the video???Originally Posted by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc.Caught On Tape: Pregnant Skydiver's Accident
Woman Lands Face-First
POSTED: 6:50 am PST December 14, 2005
UPDATED: 6:56 am PST December 14, 2005
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. -- A skydiver hits the ground after having trouble with her parachutes, and the whole thing is caught on tape.
Shayna Richardson fell at about 50 mph and hit face-first in a parking lot.
Although badly hurt, she survived -- and doctors treating her injuries discovered she was pregnant. Several surgeries later, Richardson said she and the fetus are doing fine.
Richardson, 21, of Joplin, Mo., was skydiving in Siloam Springs on Oct. 9 when her main parachute failed. The accident was videotaped by an instructor who jumped with her.
She cut away her primary chute so her reserve could deploy, but it didn't open all the way. She spun out of control, heading straight for the asphalt below.
"I was sure I was dead," she said as she watched the video. "There was no question in my mind. Seconds before I hit, I just let go of my toggles and said, 'Alright, God. I'm going to go home now. Just don't let it hurt.'"
She survived the impact, but lost six teeth and had to have one eye removed and put back. She said she is in constant pain.
Would she ever jump again? "Definitely," she said. "I still love it. I'll heal, and then I won't be broken anymore. And they say I should look the same. So, I'll do it again."