Terrifying footage shows unattached hang-glider desperately hanging on to pilot

This is the terrifying moment a hang-glider is forced to desperately cling on for life after the pilot forgot to attach him to the craft.

The heart-stopping footage shows holidaymaker Chris Gurksy holding on for more than two minutes.

He posted the footage of his “near death experience” online after a trip to Switzerland.

Chris wrote: “My first time Hang Gliding turned into a near death experience as my safety harness was never hooked to the Glider.

“For 2 Min. 14 seconds I had to hang on for my life!

“The landing was a rough one, but I lived to tell the story.”

Photographer Chris tore his left bicep tendon and had to have surgery on his wrist after taking off from the 4,000 ft mountain edge, according to reports.

In the clip the pilot can be seen desperately trying to steer as Chris tries to grab hold of him.

He tries to grab his passenger to safety as Chris holds on with just his left arm.

As the pair land Chris has a hold of the pilot’s pant leg before he is close enough to the ground to let go.

Chris said: “I remember looking down and thinking, this is it. I was losing grip with my right hand, that was holding onto a strap on the pilot’s right shoulder.

“The pilot grabbed my hand, but like in the movies it was a slow motion slipping of the grip until my right hand slipped off and I grabbed another strap on his left side for a bit but this slipped off also.”

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