Offbeat Video

By Joe McFarlane


A world record attempt didn’t go according to plan when a biker’s attempt resulted in a horrific crash.

Downhill mountain biker Johannes Fischbach, 31, headed up a 140-metre-high ramp at the Vogtland Arena Klingental, Germany on September 16, with one thing on his mind – to break the world record for the longest jump with a mountain bike.

Flying overhead, drone pilot Phil Freybott, 30, was on hand to capture the momentous occasion as Johannes began his speedy descent

All was looking well as Johannes took off from the ramp, but things quickly took a turn for the worse as he began to rotate in mid-air, resulting in a horrific crash to the floor.

Landing with a thud, the daredevil had a bumpy journey down to the bottom of the hill.

Drone pilot Phil said: “It was super scary to see him crash while flying and filming next to him.

“We had to stay next to him with the camera to capture everything but we were all shocked and hoped he was ok.”

Fortunately for the daredevil jumper, there were no serious injuries after he went to the hospital to be checked over and despite the fall, the Johannes did manage to perform a successful jump where he landed safely.