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Makenzie Wethington

A 16-year-old North Texas girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in a skydiving accident in Oklahoma says she panicked then blacked out after her parachute malfunctioned and doesn't remember striking the ground.

Makenzie Wethington of Joshua spoke Thursday from a wheelchair during a news conference at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
 

Baylor Health Care System

Makenzie Wethington, a North Texas teen, is being called a miracle.

To celebrate her 16th birthday, Makenzie, a Joshua resident, wanted to go skydiving. Late last month, her family took her to a skydiving school in Oklahoma, where she jumped from a plane.

Then things went horribly wrong.