Chris Gursky and his wife Gail take a vacation to Switzerland, and decide to soak up the beautiful scenery by hang gliding. He takes off with his instructor—who forgets to attach his safety harness to the glider. Gursky hangs on for a terrifying 2:14 before they land.
Says Gorsky, “The landing was a rough one, but I lived to tell the story.”
The video shows Gursky hanging on to the glider by one hand and attempting to grab his tandem instructor, while the instructor navigates with one hand and holds on to Gursky with the other.
Gursky had a fractured wrist following the landing, and will need surgery. However, Global News says he’ll glide again—“I will go hang gliding again as I did not get to enjoy my first flight,” notes Gursky.
Watch the terrifying video below:
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