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  • Paraglider Killed After Striking Power Lines

    11/25/2012 8:39:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | November 25, 2012 6:39 PM
    SAN JACINTO ( — Authorities say a paraglider was killed Sunday after striking some live power lines in San Jacinto. The accident occurred Sunday afternoon before 1:40 p.m., according to officials. The unidentified paraglider was in a remote mountainside area of Riverside County — near Soboba Road — at the time of the accident. Riverside County Fire spokeswoman Jody Hagemann said a rescue helicopter flew to the paraglider’s rescue but he died of his injuries.
  • Potential LeT Hang Glider Attack has Precedent

    01/26/2010 3:50:39 AM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 515+ views
    SNIPPET: "India is on heightened alert for new terrorist attacks by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Among the concerns, the Times of India reported, is that the LeT has acquired more than 50 hang-gliders, possibly for use in an air-borne terrorist attack." SNIPPET: "The use of hang-gliders by terrorist groups, although sounding like something out of a James Bond film, is not completely unheard of. On November 15, 1987, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine—General Command undertook a similar attack aimed at Israel. The attack, known as the "night of the gliders" was undertaken by two PFLP-GC guerrillas with...
  • Wild eagles attack paraglider

    02/02/2007 5:19:49 AM PST · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 571+ views
    News24 ^ | 02/02/2007 12:19
    Canberra - Britain's top female paraglider has cheated death after being attacked by a pair of "screeching" wild eagles while competition flying in Australia. Nicky Moss, 38, watched terrified as two huge birds began tearing into her parachute canopy, one becoming tangled in her lines and clawing at her head 2 500 metres in the air. "I heard screeching behind me and a eagle flew down and attacked me, swooping down and bouncing into the side of my wing with its claws," Moss told Reuters on Friday. "Then another one appeared and together they launched a sustained attack on my...
  • Man, 91, is 'oldest paraglider'

    12/19/2006 9:31:18 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 410+ views ^ | 12-18-06 | BBC
    A 91-year-old man from East Sussex has become the oldest person in Britain to go paragliding, according to his son. Reg Rose-Innes, from Beddingham, flew above Devil's Dyke in Sussex for a 20-minute flight at 800ft (243m). He said after the tandem flight: "It was marvellous being up in the air. It was a gorgeous view and lovely day."
  • Paraglider lands in minefield

    09/04/2006 12:34:25 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 6 replies · 837+ views
    Paraglider lands in minefield 1 hour, 30 minutes ago JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli man was stuck in the middle of a minefield near the Syrian border Saturday after crashing his paraglider and severely injuring himself. The unidentified man took off from a peak in the Golan Heights and drifted east toward the Syrian and Jordanian borders before crashing in the minefield, injuring his legs and breaking several bones, rescue services said. "He's in the process of being rescued," an army spokesman said. Paragliding, in which participants jump off tall peaks or cliffs with a parachute strapped to their back,...