Watch: Mayhem as out-of-control ski lift flings people through the air with terrifying force

An out-of-control ski lift has injured eight people in Europe after it flung them out of their seats with terrifying force.

Footage from the ski fields in the eastern European country of Georgia shows the lift traveling at rapid speed causing mayhem for the occupants and destroying the machinery.

Skiers litter the slopes as they are thrown off, and jump off themselves to avoid injury. 

One of the chairs throws four passengers at once, leaving them in a heap with one person appearing to be stuck at the bottom. 

The ski field is in a mountain range of Gudauri, Georgia. 

The ski field says the accident was down to a negligent chair lift operator.