This is a scary moment when a hang glider desperately survives after the pilot forgets to attach it to the plane.
Heartbreaking footage shows that US lover Chris Gurksy survived for more than two minutes as he hung high above the ground.
Tourists posted recordings of "near death experiences" online after a trip to Switzerland which took him off from the 1220 meter mountain edge.
At one point, he even seemed to hang with only one hand as the hanging glider floated in the air.
But despite the terrible experience, Chris even managed to joke that his left hand had left a "trace on the metal trunk" from gripping it so tightly.
A US hanging launcher had a terrible experience when he realized his instructor had not secured his harness.
Extraordinary floating experience
Sharing recordings, Chris wrote: "My first time Hang Gliding turned into a near-death experience because my seat belt was never associated with a Glider.
"For 2 minutes. 14 seconds I have to survive for my life!
"The landing was rough, but I lived to tell it."
The hanging launcher was first seen clutching a metal rod with his left hand while holding the instructor's back with his rights as they flew over trees and fields.
For a frightening moment, Chris, from Florida, seemed to lose his grip on a metal rod.
Photographer Chris said he tore his left biceps tendon and had surgery on his wrist after taking off, according to reports.
In the clip, the pilot can look desperately trying to drive when Chris tries to catch him.
He tried to pull his passengers to a safe place because Chris only held his left arm.
He wrote on Facebook: "My weight shifted straight down and I found myself surviving for my life.
"I finally held the bar with my left hand and the bottom of his leg right when we approached the ground. I looked down to see my foot hit first, which made me bounce around 45 mph (72km / h) because it was a hot landing and I was under the landing gear.
"I think the total flight time is around 5 minutes. When I sat down, I knew something was wrong and saw my wrist was broken. "
When the couple landed, Chris held the pilot's trolley pants before he was close enough to the ground to release him.
Chris – who said he would try to stretch again – said: "I remember looking down and thinking, here it is. I lost the grip with my right hand, which held the rope on the pilot's right shoulder.
"The pilot grabbed my hand, but as in the film it was a slow movement slipping from the handle until my right hand slipped off and I pulled another rope on his left side for a bit but this also slipped off."
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.
Originally published as a hang-glider Moment attached to life