Fatal Midair Collision Between Hang Glider and Paraglider in Utah

         

Summary: A midair collision between a hang glider and a paraglider in Utah resulted in the death of the paraglider pilot and injuries to the hang glider pilot and a passenger.

A tragic midair collision occurred in Utah between a hang glider and a paraglider, resulting in the death of the paraglider pilot and injuries to the hang glider pilot and a passenger. The collision took place near Salt Lake County Flight Park, a popular spot for non-powered aircraft. The hang glider and paraglider both took off from the park and crashed in the same area. The paraglider pilot, Joshua Ellison, unfortunately, passed away before reaching the hospital. His female passenger is in critical condition. The hang glider pilot was also injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Both hang gliders and paragliders are non-powered aircraft, but they have different designs and flying positions. Ellison, the paraglider pilot, was an experienced flyer, and the park has had very few accidents in the past 15 years. This tragic collision is a rare and heartbreaking incident for the flying community at the park.

Tags: Utah, midair collision, hang glider, paraglider, fatal accident

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