Saskatchewan man killed in Spallumcheen glider crash

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a Prairie man who died when his powered paraglider crashed Thursday morning.

  • Jun. 8, 2012 6:00 p.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a Prairie man who died when his powered paraglider crashed in a Spallumcheen field Thursday morning.

The man is identified as Barry Kleiter, 43, from Humboldt, Sask.

Kleiter was flying his powered paraglider solo with an instructor on the ground, in radio contact with him, when something went wrong just after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Kleiter spiralled down from a height of about 300 metres into a field in the 5600 block of Back Enderby Road in Spallumcheen.

He had been taking a course in operation of the machine for approximately one week.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP are continuing to investigate this death.

Powered paragliders are classified by Transport Canada as a type of ultralight aircraft.

Kleiter’s family has been notified of his death and the media have been asked to respect the privacy of his family in the wake of the tragedy.

 

 

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