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10 Extreme Close Calls Caught on Camera

These clips are terrifying!

5. Shark Close Call

 

Watch as this Australian man inadvertently keeps a shark at bay as he tries to haul a heavy metal basket back on to the boat. In true Aussie form, the camera man just laughs as the shark writhes about in the water.

4. Cross Wind Plane Landing Close Call

 

This extremely close call was filmed in Hamburg, Germany on the 1st of March 2008. Watch as the incoming passenger plane encounters some strong cross winds as it comes in to land. The conditions become so dangerous that the pilot is forced to abort the landing entirely.

3. Man Nearly Hit By Train Twice

 

This security camera captures the moment when a very stupid man becomes extremely lucky. For some strange reason you can see the man squat down on the rail line. What happens next is simply astonishing!

Somehow the man manages to jump out of the way of two speeding trains. What he was hoping to achieve in the first place is beyond me.

2. Near Death Airplane Collision with Skydiver

 

This insane footage was uploaded to a Youtube channel called ‘Forest Troy Pullman‘ in early 2015. It shows the moments when a tandem skydive nearly ended in tragedy. As the instructor and his student leap from the airplane they notice an incoming light aircraft. It gets closer and closer until it narrowly misses them by approximately a metre. At one point you can actually see the skydivers drogue and bridle actually touch the wing of the passing plane.

1. 80 Year Old Nearly Falls Out of Harness Skydiving

 

This crazy footage shows the moment an 80 year old lady nearly fell out of her safety harness while skydiving.

To celebrate her 80th birthday Laverne Everett decided to take the plunge and go skydiving, something she’d wanted to do for over ten years.

As you can see in the footage, seconds before the jump, Everett is understandably apprehensive but is forced out the door by the tandem instructor. As they fall, it quickly becomes apparent that she’s slipped out of her safety harness and is dangling precariously below the instructor.

The cameraman swoops in to try and aid the situation but is helpless against the force of the wind. Luckily the instructor manages to open the parachute without further endangering the life of Everett.

The two manage to safely land back on ground.

One year on, celebrating her 81st birthday at home, Laverne Everett was planning on riding in a race car.

So there’s our list of 10 extreme close calls caught on camera. Did this listicle make you wanna wrap yourself up in a cotton wool ball or go out and do some extreme stunts? If so, let us know on Twitter and Facebook.

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