SEE IT: Hang Glider Survives Near Death Experience

SEE IT: Hang Glider Survives Near Death Experience


RIDE DURING A TRIP TO SWITZERLAND WENT HORRIBLY WRONG. Reporter: IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE COUNT DOWN TO HIS LAST DAY ON EARTH WHEN HIS HANG GLIDING EXPERIENCE BECAME ONE OF NEAR DEATH. AFTER MY FEET LEFT THE GROUND, IT WAS LIKE IS THIS HOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE? SOMETHING’S NOT RIGHT. WE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM. Reporter: A FEW SECONDS AFTER TAKE OFF, IT’S CLEAR EVEN THOUGH HE’S WEARING A HARNESS, IT IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE GLIDER. HE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO HOLD ON TIGHT, SOARING OVER THE SCENERY OF THE SWISS COUNTRYSIDE ON DAY ONE OF HIS VACATION WITH HIS WIFE. AT ONE POINT, I LOOKED DOWN, AND I SAW THE SCENERY DOWN THERE. IT WAS ALL THE TREE TOPS, CHANGING COLORS, AND I ACTUALLY THOUGHT TO MYSELF THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. I’M GOING TO FALL TO MY DEATH THERE. Reporter: THE RIDE LASTED AN AGONIZING 2 MINUTES, 4000 FEET IN THE AIR. I DIDN’T REALLY DWELL ON IT. I THOUGHT AT ONE TIME BUT THEN I THOUGHT I’M GOING TO HANG ON AS HARD AS I CAN FOR AS LONG AS I CAN. Reporter: THE PILOT AIMED FOR A GRASSY PATCH AND HE WAS ABLE TO LET GO. I PROBABLY HAD 5 SECONDS LEFT IN ME BECAUSE MY HAND WAS STARTING TO SLIP OFF THAT GROUND. Reporter: HE HIT THE GROUND AT A SPEED OF 45 MILES AN HOUR BREAKING HIS WRIST AND TEARING A MUSCLE IN HIS BICEP. NOW BACK AT WORK AT HIS CAR DEALERSHIP IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA, HE’S TALKING ABOUT THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE. GRATEFUL HIS WIFE HAD A DIFFERENT PILOT. MY WIFE AND I HAD THE CONVERSATION, IF WE SWITCH PILOTS, WOULD SHE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HANG ON? I’M GLAD YOU LIVED TO TELL THE STORY. HE REALIZED HIS PILOT MADE AN ERROR BUT DOES NOT FAULT HIM AND CREDITS HIM FOR TRYING TO PULL HIM UP DURING THE

2 comments

  • Emma P14

    Hold on tight we are nearly there, god darm it I thought I was going to Paradise u f&$%# idiotic 🤣🤣😂

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  • MrBabujinga

    80% of the time your LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS!!

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