1 useless, 1 critically injured in Milpitas hang gliding accident - SFGATE

a person died and a girl changed into critically injured on Monday in a cling gliding accident at a San Francisco Bay area Park, officials mentioned.

The incident took place at about midday at Ed R. Levin County Park in Milpitas when two individuals have been tandem hang gliding and the glider crashed into a hillside, the Milpitas hearth department referred to. 

The pair took off from the 1750 launch web page, the highest launch element at the park, the fireplace department spoke of in a information release.

the person died on the scene and the woman was air lifted to a trauma core, the fire department noted. 

"The terrain is awfully rugged," Galahad Zamora, battalion chief for the Milpitas fire department, instructed KTVU. "it's a single lane highway so as to stand up to that place. It supplied some challenges for our equipment and personnel to get up there and make affected person contact." 

Ed R. Levin County Park is a well-liked spot for cling gliding within the San Francisco Bay area and it be considered one of five local sites manages through the Wings of Rogallo Northern California cling Glider affiliation. The vicinity is open to grasp glider pilots of all levels. There are a number of requirements to grasp waft at the park together with membership with the US dangle Gliding and Paragliding affiliation and being below the assistance of an instructor or have the appropriate pilot score and journey. 

Santa Clara County Sheriff's office are investigating the scene of the crash.

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