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In Pictures: 90-year-old skydiver

Mary Armstrong, 90, with her tandem instructor Clem Quinn

Mary Armstrong celebrated her 90th birthday with a 12,000ft parachute jump. The great-grandmother of nine prepared with her instructor Clem Quinn. (Photo: Alex Turner/AirAffair)

Mary Armstrong, 90, with her tandem instructor Clem Quinn

The 90-year-old, from East Molesley in Surrey, made the daring jump at Kent's Headcorn airfield on Tuesday. (Photo: Alex Turner/AirAffair)

Mary Armstrong, 90, with her tandem instructor Clem Quinn

Mrs Armstrong made her first parachute jump at the age of 87 and Tuesday's leap was her fourth. (Photo: Alex Turner/AirAffair)

Mary Armstrong, 90, with her tandem instructor Clem Quinn

The jump was to raise money for a charity caring for working animals in poor countries. (Photo: Alex Turner/AirAffair)

Mary Armstrong, 90, with her tandem instructor Clem Quinn

The parachute jump had originally been planned for Monday but was delayed by a day by bad weather. (Photo: Alex Turner/AirAffair)

Mary Armstrong, 90, with her tandem instructor Clem Quinn

Mrs Armstrong got a kiss from her instructor after making a safe landing after her 12,000ft jump. (Photo: Alex Turner/AirAffair)




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