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Paraglider injured Yanchep


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Was a PPG pilot, friend of a friend.

 

Apparently had engine failure at low altitude with very little options and tried to land on the road.

 

The pilot was in his early 20's, and with a newborn baby.

 

Condolences to the family and friends.

 

 

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Respectfully and acknowledging the terrible tragedy, to someone who has never paraglided, it seems from the outside you would just float down as would a parachutists, why such an impact to cause fatal injuries?

 

 

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Guest bluespot

in nil wind I "float" down in a parachute not paraglider at about 35kph and forward at about 8kph. That in itself is enough! Now throw on a motor etc and a possible tail wind, power or OMG moment of control loss and we loose a fellow. Rest in peace

 

Justin

 

 

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