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US paraglider plunges to death

By The Nation

 

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An American pilot plunged to the ground on Wednesday (April 1) when his powered paraglider suffered a catastrophic problem after take-off.

 

Responding to a call at 8am, Sattahip Police Station deployed a police and rescue team to the scene of the accident near Huay Too 1 Reservoir in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district.

 

They found the victim lying on the ground with severe injuries including deep lacerations to his chest. Friends identified the man as “Denis”, aged 60. Close by was the mangled wreckage of his paraglider.

 

The rescue team administered first aid and sent him to Wat Yansangwararam Hospital, but he died soon after reaching the emergency room.

 

His friends told police that the victim had arrived for paraglide practice early and took off before everyone else. Soon after taking to the skies, his machine showed signs of a mechanical fault. As the wind strengthened, he lost control and the power-glider plunged to the ground.

 

Police have contacted the US Embassy so that the victim’s family can be informed of his death.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30385201

 

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Said he was british first time around. ?

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45 minutes ago, stuhan said:

Said he was british first time around. ?

What on earth has that got to do with anything?

 

A fellow man has died, show some respect!

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14 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

his machine showed signs of a mechanical fault.

The story behind many accidents on Thai roads.

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12 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

At least his final moments was in a beloved hobby...and not in a Thai intensive care unit...

 

15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

but he died soon after reaching the emergency room.

Alas it was..

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5 hours ago, stuhan said:

Said he was british first time around. ?

Headline says the paraglider was US so perhaps the pilot was British.

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21 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

At least his final moments was in a beloved hobby...and not in a Thai intensive care unit...

He died in the emergency room, I doubt that being in ER was a "beloved hobby".

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Accidents can happen, it is a risk sport.  RIP. 

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