Probably the Most Intense Hang Gliding Video I’ve Seen
World champion hang glider Jon Gjerde was in Voss, Norway participating in the Ekstremsportveko (Extreme Sports Week) festival when his glider snapped mid-air, sending him spiralling out of control.
The 51-year-old was able to deploy the emergency parachute and land safely in the water, avoiding any major injuries. On Facebook, Gjerde said he suffered from bloodshot eyes and a pounding headache from the negative G-force but knows how lucky he is to be alive and well.
While the video above shows the crash from Gjerde’s perspective, the video below shows what the crash looked like from the ground.