Video shows holiday hang glider flight going horribly wrong

Gursky, an American, was on his first day of a vacation in Switzerland when he decided to take a tandem hang gliding ride over the Alpine scenery.

What follows is some of the scariest moments ever caught on camera as Gursky hangs on for dear life while his instructor battles air currents pushing them upwards and tries to wrestle the glider to the ground.

"I looked down once and I thought to myself, so this is it I'm going to fall to my death," Gursky told ABC's Good Morning America .

Nearly four minutes later, the hang glider came near enough to the ground for Gursky to let go, allowing the instructor to touch down safely nearby.

Gursky says he fractured his right wrist and tore a tendon, requiring surgery and metal pins to put it back together.

The video of his flight , a viral sensation via YouTube, is enough to put everyone else off for good.

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