8 insane skydiving mishaps (videos) continued

A hard landing leaves this skydiver with broken ribs. You can almost hear them pop.

Pretty much what every mom worries about: this student skydiver breaks his back on his very first jump.

In this clip, a skydiving teacher videotapes a student’s dive from a helmet-mounted camera. When the student’s rib cage collides with the instructor’s head, the instructor becomes paralyzed instantly. This filmed, first-person perspective of free-fall — arms flailing, world akimbo — is about as close to a nightmare as you can imagine.