WATCH: Florida Hang Glider Clings On After Not Being Strapped In

 

It's hang gliding with a professional pilot, what could go wrong?

For Chris Gurksy from Florida, apparently a lot can go wrong! Chris decided to venture out and try this air sport while vacationing in Switzerland. Seconds after taking off, Chris realizes he is not strapped in and then clings tightly to the bar of the hang glider and his instructor to stay alive. 

The pilot attempts to land the glider, but it was extremely difficult as the craft picked up both speed and height going over open land. At one point, the two are seen soaring high above the ground and Chris is barely hanging on by one hand. Thankfully, towards the end of the video, Chris is close enough to the ground to let go and safely survive. 

Chris suffered a fractured wrist and tore his left bicep. However, he made it and said he would definitely try hang gliding again! 

“The landing was a rough one, but I lived to tell the story. “I will go hang gliding again as I did not get to enjoy my first flight". 

-Chris Gurksy

What do you think? Would you go hang gliding after watching this video?

 

Sources: Independent, Truths Stranger

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