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Fatal powered paraglider accident 19/9/2021

Old 19th Sep 2021, 19:14
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Fatal powered paraglider accident 19/9/2021

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Old 20th Sep 2021, 09:29
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A 54-year-old man has died and a woman has been seriously injured in a paragliding crash.

Emergency services were called at about 16:45 on Saturday to the incident, near Loch Na Gainmhich in the Highlands.

The conservationist and adventurer Sacha Dench, and her support Dan Burton, were in the final stages of a challenge to circumnavigate Britain.

The charity Conservation Without Borders said Mr Burton was killed and its founder Ms Dent, seriously injured.

The pair were flying the battery-powered paramotors to mark the forthcoming UN climate change conference in Glasgow.

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Nasty. Any mid air collision is bad news, but in a paramotor, essentially there is no protection at all !

Most of the Round Britain effort done successfully, just the section down the West Coast back to Glasgow left. Sorry to hear of this.
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