Paragliders Bone-Shattering Plunge And Crash

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a paraglider’s bone-shattering crash is caught on camera as dozens watch him plunge from the sky and hit the ground face first.

The paramotoring accident happened on the banks of the Yellow River in the city of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province in Central China.

Dashcam and mobile phone footage captured by tourists on 7th March shows the powered paraglider descending from the sky and preparing to land.

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However, the man appears to lose control at the last moment and plunges face first to the ground as witnesses gasp in their dozens.

Video taken in the aftermath of the crash shows the paraglider reportedly unconscious and motionless on the ground with his equipment still strapped to his back.

According to reports, Huiji District People’s Hospital admitted the man who remains in intensive care.

A hospital spokeswoman said the man suffered “multiple fractures” during the incident.

The victim is said to have been one of several dozen extreme sports hobbyists visiting the banks of the Yellow River, which is China’s longest after the Yangtze.

Most of the tourists were off-road enthusiasts, but local police have suspended tourist activity in the area as investigations continue.

Witnesses said the paraglider’s crash was caused by an “operational error” as opposed to mechanical failure.

The authorities, however, have yet to comment on the nature of the crash.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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