Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Non-Airline Forums > Accidents and Close Calls
Reload this Page >

Fatal powered paraglider accident 19/9/2021

Accidents and Close Calls Discussion on accidents, close calls, and other unplanned aviation events, so we can learn from them, and be better pilots ourselves.

Fatal powered paraglider accident 19/9/2021

Old 19th Sep 2021, 20:14
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Moray,Scotland,U.K.
Posts: 1,650
Fatal powered paraglider accident 19/9/2021

https://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/news/man-killed-and-woman-injured-in-paraglider-crash-251590/
Maoraigh1 is offline  
Old 20th Sep 2021, 10:29
  #2 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 57
Posts: 9,074
They have been named...
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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...lands-58615590
treadigraph is offline  
Old 20th Sep 2021, 11:31
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 253
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.
biscuit74 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.