Fatal helicopter crash

Today I got the sad message that Bjørn Erik Lillehov died in a tragic helicopter crash yesterday in the northern part of Norway. Bjørn Erik and I participated at the same hang glider course in 1998; we were a total of 13 on this course. Bjørn Erik stood out as one of the most enthusiastic and talented of the hang glider students and he was a great person as well. He flew hang gliders for a couple of years before changing carrier path totally as he started training as a helicopter pilot (from pharmacy I think). We did not have much contact after he stopped flying hang glider, but this summer he turned up in Vågå to see hang gliders fly and to see if he could find some old acquaintances. I guess he only found me, and we had nice chat while I was waiting a few hours for good conditions.

The news story can be read HERE (in Norwegian).

I will miss Bjørn Erik, R.I.P.

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