A PARAGLIDER CRASH IN QUEENSTOWN

A PARAGLIDER CRASH IN QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown
NewZealand
Ben Letham, 26, was originally from Scotland but had been a full-time pilot with GForce Paragliding in the tourist resort of Queenstown.He lost control and came down in the grounds of Queenstown Primary School on Saturday, April 22nd  morning after taking off from the town's gondola.Mr Letham was also a member of the Queenstown Alpine Cliff Rescue team.

Witnesses said that Mr Letham, from Lochgilphead, Argyll, went head over heels and fell before landing on his back.

Gavin Taylor, co-director of GForce, said Mr Letham had been flying for around six years and it was not clear what had caused his death.Mr Taylor said: "Ben would have done thousands of flights at this site, both commercially and recreationally, but on this day he was flying with his own equipment using a single person wing."



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