Complicating things further was the pilot trying to hold onto his passenger with one hand, while attempting to maneuver the hang glider with the other, resulting in an erratic descent that lasted a lot longer than both of them probably would have liked.


Farther down the mountain, the pilot does manage to eventually bring the hang glider in for a landing, but after his passenger was low enough to the ground to safely let go and fall. He lived to tell the tale (and share the heart-racing footage on YouTube) but ended up with a fragmented distal radius fracture on his wrist, which required surgery and a titanium plate to fix, and a torn left bicep muscle. Despite a terrifying vacation memory he’ll never forget, the passenger claims: “I will go hang gliding again as I did not get to enjoy my first flight.” Uh, good luck!

[YouTube via The Awesomer]