HORROR As Malfunctioning Chairlift Throws Skiers Through The Air As It Spins BACKWARDS

This is the moment skiers are hurled from a malfunctioning ski lift, leaving two people seriously injured.

At least eight people in total were hurt in the accident at the resort in Gudauri, Georgia, located on the south-facing plateau of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range.

A video of the accident posted online shows how the defect suddenly made the lift go into reverse.

The lift sped up to double the normal speed, throwing people off of their chairs in all directions as they reached the bottom of the mountain.

Those injured – including Swedes and Ukrainians – were immediately taken to hospital, agenda.ge reported.

Most of those hurt suffered only light injuries – apart from a pregnant woman from Sweden who suffered pain to her waist and another person who suffered head injuries.