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First Hang Gliding Flight For Passenger Results In Fatality
AeroNewsNetwork ^ | 3 May 2012 | staff

Posted on 05/03/2012 10:47:08 AM PDT by PilotDave

A 27-year old woman on her first hang gliding trip died after slipping out of her harness shortly after takeoff from Woodside Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. Lenami Godinez reportedly fell 1,000 feet after desperately trying to hang on to the instructor’s feet. Miss Godinez and her boyfriend had hired a professional instructor to take them soaring on Saturday.

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Oops, I thought you fastened the harness??
1 posted on 05/03/2012 10:47:19 AM PDT by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave

I believe she is due a partial refund.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: PilotDave

I guess one could say she is a fallen woman.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: PilotDave

More info here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/29/hang-gliding-death_n_1463255.html


4 posted on 05/03/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PilotDave

You get can’t get more hang than hanging from a shoe.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 11:01:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: PilotDave

April 28th, Tillamook, Experienced sky diver, Matt A. Gold from salt Lake City, fell to his death when his parachute failed to deploy. Jumped from a paramotor at 1500ft.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: PilotDave

As soon as she saw the warranty, she would have worried.

7 posted on 05/03/2012 11:04:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: PilotDave

Dying from a fall like that has to be one of the worst ways to die, assuming that you’re actually conscious while falling. To know that near-certain death is imminent, with few ways to avoid it, and to watch as the ground rises to meet your speeding body...does anyone know if people black out under such circumstances, or what other perceptions they feel?


8 posted on 05/03/2012 11:27:48 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: PilotDave

The tandem pilot will never live this down, and will probably be sued into oblivion. But, it was his fault, he apparently did not pre flight her harness to make sure her legs were in the loops.

I have heard of tandem skydiving passengers also falling out of their harness. What a horrible way to go.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 11:29:01 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Lou L

They do not black out, it is terror all the way to death.
At least with a skydiver who has a malfunctioning parachute they are busy trying to remedy the situation.


10 posted on 05/03/2012 11:32:43 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: Lou L

Well, Lou L, I believe that last thing that goes through their mind...is their a$$.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 11:45:56 AM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: PilotDave

How do you slip out of that harness?


12 posted on 05/03/2012 11:51:38 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: PilotDave

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16220333

More info here.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 11:55:00 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Cold Heart
My second parachute jump was from a static line. I had released the harness from it's strap, which goes through the legs. Without that being secure, I fell out of my harness. No reserve, because it's attached to the rigging.

At opening shock, I felt the harness begin to slide away in one one thousandth of a second. I reflexedly extended my arms, catching ahold of the loop of rigging which normally encircles my legs. As the enormity of what just about killing me, I wasn't ready to land on the ground. My right ankle was just slightly inclined to midline. It snapped and broke. However, I consider my broken ankle an example of divine mercy to this very day.

14 posted on 05/03/2012 12:05:55 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Lou L

best thing to do in that situation is to miss the ground


15 posted on 05/03/2012 12:07:54 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Vendome

see #14


16 posted on 05/03/2012 12:13:40 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the community…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: Lou L
or what other perceptions they feel?

Well, the last thing to go through their mind is probably their anal orifice.

17 posted on 05/03/2012 12:16:40 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Ignatz

I shoulda read further.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 12:18:23 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Cold Heart

Where did you hear that he jumped out of a powered paraglider?


19 posted on 05/03/2012 12:18:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: sportutegrl

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16220333

More info here.”

I went to the link. The first line in the article reads:

“A hang-gliding instructor is accused of swallowing a memory card that may have recorded the lead-up to the moment a woman slipped to her death.”

Hmmm. My thought is to put him is a cell with a bucket for a toilet until it re-emerges. Feed him lots of fiber and this too shall pass.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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