American Chris Gursky's first hang gliding experience nearly turned deadly as he clung to the glider with his bare hands for more than two minutes after taking off from a mountain edge more than 1.2km high.
Incident was Mr Gursky's first experience with hang gliding during a holiday in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Footage from a video uploaded to YouTube showed Mr Gursky's safety harness had not been attached before taking off from a cliff. The pilot had hooked himself up but forgot to check if Mr Gursky was secured.
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