Forbes 2007, day 2, one more fatality in an international competition

A 234 km task via one turn point today. All Norwegian except Jon made it to goal, while Robert Riesinger won the day. No results are available yet, probably because it was fatal accident today. An Austrian pilot aged 44 is reported to have tumbled, being separated from the glider, and then from the chute (!) and the pilot fell to the ground from about 1300 metres. It is always sad to hear about these accidents; a tragedy for the hang gliding community, even more so for the pilot’s family and friends.

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