First hang gliding flight harrowing for Florida man — VIDEO

Chris Gursky wasn‘t properly attached when he took off with a pilot on his first hang gliding flight, causing him to hold on to the pilot and a bar until they could land. (YouTube/CBS News)

For his first hang gliding flight, it was a wild ride for Chris Gursky.

Video shows the Florida man, as a tourist in Switzerland, hanging on for dear life as he and a pilot launch from a 4,000-foot mountain ledge.

Gursky was not properly attached before they took off. During the 2-minute flight, he clings to a bar and the pilot. He falls from the hang glider as they approach a grassy area to land.

He ended up with a broken wrist and torn left bicep, but said he would try hang gliding again.


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