Scary Slingshot Fail Rope Snaps!

8/8/2015 9:34 AM PDT

Scary Slingshot Fail -- Rope Snaps!

It might be a VERY long time before these amusement park-goers get back on a ride.

This video, shot in France shows the moment when their joy ride turned into a nightmare. You can see the cord snap mid-air, causing the two riders to crash into a metal post.

Reports say one rider suffered a broken leg ... things could have been a lot worse!