Solo paragliding suspended


Pokhara, March 6 . The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Pokhara has suspended solo paragliding following repeated accidents involving solo paragliders in the past few days. The CAAN Office in Pokhara issued a statement suspending solo paragliding until further notice.

This week alone three paragliders met with an accident, leading to the death of two paraglider pilots while two more were injured. Many of the foreign paraglider pilots were found to have been flying in a different area, after taking permission to fly in a particular area.

Chief of CAAN in Pokhara Bhola Prasad Guragain said more than 200 solo pilots had taken flight permission in the past ten days. However, all the permission now remains suspended. A foreign citizen can acquire a 15-day permission for non-commercial flight with the use of a paraglider.