Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hang Glider Accident Seriously Injures Man

Hang gliding is an air sport that should be taken seriously and should be done only by professionals as it can be very dangerous to a person who knows little about maneuvering the hang glider.

A 49-year-old man was said to be found unconscious in Contra Costa County after he plunged about 30 feet at the Mountain View Elementary ball field.

Though Christopher McKeon was wearing his helmet, it did not protect him from life-threatening wounds as he sustained serious head and facial injuries from the fall. He was rushed to a hospital where he immediately received treatment.

Reports indicate that McKeon launched with a group of hang gliders at Mount Diablo before he got separated and appeared to be distraught moments before plunging into the field last Sunday afternoon.

These accidents can be avoided with proper hang gliding training and adequate equipments that should protect enthusiasts in cases of having to suddenly land the hang glider abruptly.