Paraglider, 72, dies after crashing to the ground in ‘rare incident’

A paraglider aged 72 plunged to his death after suffering multiple traumatic injuries.

Simon Chippindale became airborne and then crashed to the ground after taking off near Wiltshire.

The ‘delightful’ pensioner, who had been paragliding for over 20 years, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Chippindale was a member of the Avon Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club and had been paragliding at White Sheet Hill, near Mere.

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source: Metro

2019-08-13 23:32
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