Paraglider beaten up after landing on tourist’s foot at Wai Ao Beach

A paraglider who stepped on a man’s foot while landing on a beach in Yilan County was punched to the ground and kicked, and another paraglider who came to his assistance was also physically assaulted Saturday, August 21. Video footage accompanying news reports showed the paragliding instructor, named Chen, as he came in for a landing on Wai Ao Beach, in Toucheng Township, at around noon, Saturday. Chen, who was flying tandem with a female passenger, is seen accidentally running

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Man seriously injured after paraglider accident

A paragliding instructor was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after crash landing on a beach in Dulan Township, Taitung County today, April 23. According to China Times, the 70-year-old senior instructor, named Deng, was flying a powered paraglider at around noon, when it suddenly lost power and fell from a height of around three stories. Witnesses at a nearby camping area immediately called emergency services and rushed to the man’s assistance. Deng suffered a serious head injury and was

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Paraglider to be fined NT$300 after landing on Highway

Two paragliders survived unscathed after landing on the Suhua Highway in Hualien County today, and police said that the paragliding operator may be liable to a fine of NT$300 (US$9.74). At around noon today, the paraglider came down and missed the landing area situated just 30 meters from the road in Xincheng Township. Motorists on the 4 lane section of highway were fortunately stopped at a red light at the time. The landing was caught on at least one vehicle’s

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One dead, one injured after paragliding accident in Hualien County

A paragliding coach died, and a passenger was injured, after snagging power lines and falling around 20 meters to the ground in Wanrong Township, Hualien County this morning, February 10. Shortly after 8:00am, 57-year-old paragliding operator Wang Tian-ming (王田明) launched a tandem flight with a 25-year-old male Chinese tourist named Tao (陶) in what are described in media reports as windy and foggy conditions. Shortly before 8:30am, the paraglider canopy snagged high-voltage power lines around 30 meters above a betel

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