2 paragliders dead after collision
SAN DIEGO – Two paragliders were killed Saturday when they collided above the Torrey Pines Gliderport in the northern coastal area of San Diego County, authorities said.
The incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. at the popular cliffside launching point off Torrey Pines Scenic Drive.
The two solo pilots crashed into each other about 35 feet in the air and plummeted onto the steep cliff face, about 45 feet below the top, San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropky said.
One of the men was certified to fly on his own; the other man was working on his certification, Stropky said, adding that it wasn’t immediately clear to him which man had the certification.
One man was believed to be 61 and the other man was 43, he said. One was from
San Diego and the other from Orange County.
– San Diego Union-Tribune