Photo: Index Open

Paraglider crashes, dies in north

Paraglider spun out of control, failed to open his spare parachute when he crashed, his friends say

A paraglider was killed on Saturday when he crashed at the foot of northern Israel's Mount Tabor. Paramedics who responded on the scene attempted to resuscitate him but eventually had to pronounce him dead.


The man's friends said he spun out of control and was unable to open his spare parachute.


Related articles:


The paraglider, a man in his 60s who resided in the area, suffered wounds to his head, chest and other body parts, according to Magen David Adom officials, who added that the rescue operation was a complex one. The man's body was airlifted to Haemek Medical Center in Afula.

המצנח של הצנחן (צילום: חגי אהרון) 

Paraglider's parachute (Photo: Hagai Aharon)


The police and the Civil Aviation Authority launched a joint investigation into the incident.


Several similar accidents have occurred over the past year, most recently two weeks ago, when a paraglider crashed into a mountain near the northern town of Zikhron Ya'akov. He was critically injured.




פרסום ראשון: 06.23.12, 15:19
 new comment
This will delete your current comment