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Austrian Fatality - Dec 2010

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kitesurfa
Austrian Fatality - Dec 2010

RIP - Michael Uhrmann

http://air.outdoorsportsteam.com/index.php?id=25&L=1

News Reports:
http://www.oe24.at/oesterreich/chronik/tirol/Stubaital-Paragleiter-streift-Baum-tot/13704124

Beim Absturz mit einem Gleitschirm ist am Dienstag ein 35-jähriger Tiroler im Stubaital ums Leben gekommen. Der aus dem Bezirk Innsbruck-Land stammende Freizeitsportler dürfte beim sogenannten Speedschirmfliegen die Kontrolle verloren haben und einen Baum gestreift haben.

Nach Polizeiangaben war der Tiroler am Kreuzjoch im Gemeindegebiet von Fulpmes gestartet. Nach einigen Minuten Flugzeit dürfte der Pilot im Bereich des Galtalmliftes in einer Höhe 1.500 Metern in ein Waldgebiet gestürzt sein.

Nach der Erstversorgung durch die Pistenrettung wurde der Verunfallte von einem Notarzthubschrauber in die Klinik nach Innsbruck geflogen, wo er seinen schweren Verletzungen erlag.

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The crash of a glider is on Tuesday, a 35-year-old Tyrolean been killed in the Stubai Valley. A native of the district Innsbruck-Land recreational athletes may have lost in so-called speed glider flying control and have touched a tree.

According to police, the Tyrol was launched on Kreuzjoch in the municipality of Fulpmes. After a few minutes of flight time the pilot is expected in the area at an altitude of 1,500 meters Galtalmliftes be plunged into a wooded area.

After the first aid by the ski patrol was the casualty of a helicopter ambulance to the hospital flown to Innsbruck, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Police Press Release
http://www.bundespolizei.gv.at/lpdreader/lpd_presse_standard.aspx?id=5361566E497332724C48593D&template=2&inc=tirol

Presseaussendung vom 28.12.2010, 20:59 Uhr:

Tödlicher Speedschirmabsturz in Fulpmes

Presseaussendung der Sicherheitsdirektion Tirol

Ein 35 j. aus dem Bezirk Innsbruck Land flog am 28.12.2010 gegen 16.15 Uhr mit einem Speedschirm vom Startplatz der Bergstation Kreuzjoch Schlick 2000 in Fulpmes in Richtung Landeplatz Fulpmes. Nach einigen Minuten Flugzeit dürfte der Pilot im Bereich des Galtalmliftes, auf einer Seehöhe von. 1500 m, einen Baum gestreift und dadurch in das dortige Waldgebiet gestürzt sein. Nach der Erstversorgung durch die Pistenrettung wurde der Verunfallte vom Notarzthubschrauber C1 in die Klinik nach Innsbruck geflogen, wo er seinen schweren Verletzungen erlag.

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kitesurfa

@ Greg - the glider was a Swing Spitfire and he was a very experienced pilot (member of the SpeedFlying Adidas Air Team)

http://air.outdoorsportsteam.com/index.php?id=25&L=1

 

kitesurfa

Submitted by Myxa

 

RIP

We can't get any right info about it, if he flew alone
To many X-factor's - from weather to slope and wing type.

kitesurfa

Submitted by Swoopn

 

My condolences to the family and friends of our fallen brother.

Can anyone elaborate on the circumstances resulting in this fatality? Experience level, weather conditions, flight path description and wing being flown would be appreciated. I hope we can all learn from this tragedy.
Greg

kitesurfa

The memorial ceremony was on ... 5. Jan. 15.00
Novum Veranstaltungszentrum
Josef Wilberger Straße 9
6020 Innsbruck