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 Post subject: Another PG crash at Torrey March 9, 2018
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:28 am 
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Again and again ...

Channel 10 News wrote:
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego Fire-Rescue crews rescued a paraglider who crashed into a dangerous Torrey Pines bluff Friday. SDFD crews arrived at the site of the crash at around 1 p.m. Sky10 footage showed the person clinging to the cliff, wrapped in the wreckage of a broken glider, just over a section of Blacks Beach. Lt. Rich Stropky says the man was in training to become a paragliding pilot. He apparently attempted to make a left hand turn away from the bluff but lost control near Saddle Back ridge, said Stropky.

Crews were able to airlift the person from the cliffside just after 2 p.m. He was immediately brought to a nearby hospital for his injuries. Fire Fighters say he hurt his leg, but is expected to survive.

10 News is monitoring this breaking news story.

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 Post subject: Re: Another PG crash at Torrey March 9, 2018
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:27 am 
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He was lucker than the guy who got killed in a paraglider collapse the same day in Columbia.

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With soft trees and bushes everywhere, he fell out of the sky to his death smack onto the asphalt toll road.
It was the one thousand, six hundred and sixty ninth paragliding fatality I am aware of.

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Al parecer, el deportista no pudo controlar el parapente que se cerró en el aire y cayó sobre la vía perdiendo la vida como consecuencia del impacto.
More photos: https://www.minuto30.com/video-fotos-fallecio-parapentista-en-via-a-san-felix/586542/

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 Post subject: Re: Another PG crash at Torrey March 9, 2018
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:22 am 
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... and yet again.

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 Post subject: Re: Another PG crash at Torrey March 9, 2018
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Bob points out - again - how badly this gliderport needs oversight. Is anybody listening...?



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