Two Fatally Injured In CA Paraglider Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-

Airborne Unlimited-

AMA Drone Report-

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-03.18.19

Airborne Unmanned-03.19.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.20.19

AMA Drone Report-03.21.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.22.19


Airborne Unlimited-03.18.19

Airborne Unmanned-03.19.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.20.19

AMA Drone Report-03.21.19

Airborne Unlimited-03.22.19

ANN's AEA 2019 LIVE Coverage Starts Monday, March 25th at 1115ET, 0815PT. Continues Tuesday/Wednesday. -- Don't Miss It!

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Two Fatally Injured In CA Paraglider Accident

Aircraft Collided Above The Torrey Pines Gliderport In San Diego County

The pilots of two paragliders were fatally injured Saturday when their aircraft collided over the Torrey Pines Gliderport in the northern coastal region of San Diego County.

According to a report from the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper, one of the pilots was from San Diego County, while the other resided in Orange County. They collided at an altitude of about 35 feet and the lines of their aircraft became entangled. San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropky told the paper they then fell onto a steep cliff face about 45 feet below its edge.

Stropky said that the San Diego pilot was certified to fly his own paraglider, while the other was working on his certification. The less experienced pilot was flying to the south when he made a hard right turn, crossing the path of the northbound pilot. The canopy from one of the paragliders kept both in the air for a few moments before both fell about 75 feet to the ground.

Weather conditions were reportedly good on Saturday for paragliding, with winds out of the west at about 10-12 miles per hour.

The spot where the accident occurred is not intended to be used by inexperienced pilots, according to the report. To fly at Torrey Pines, pilots must hold a P3 Intermediate rating with 50 hours experience, or an H4 rating for advanced pilots. Those who wish to use the gliderport must check in at the facility and show their license.

(Image posted to the Torrey Pines Gliderport Facebook page)

FMI: Source report


More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.24.19)

“It’s challenging to electrify aviation using batteries or fuel cells in part because of the weight restrictions on aircraft, so liquid biofuels have the potential to p>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 03.19.19: State Farm, AirMap And Honeywell, DJI Complies

Also: AUVSI Startup Showdown, senseFly eBee X, Airbus' Skyways Drone, Airborne Programming! As State Farm launched their new drone program to better assist customers after storm da>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.23.19): Random RNAV Routes

Random RNAV Routes Direct routes, based on area navigation capability, between waypoints defined in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates, degree-distance fixes, or offsets from >[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.21.19: New FAA Boss, Great Lakes Drone Co, UAV Retrieval

Also: Skylum Introduces Airmagic, Resort Community Ban, State Farm Drone Pilots, Airborne Programming Well... there’s good news and bad news coming from Washington, DC... wit>[...]

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC