NEW DELHI – A man who was paragliding in northern India’s Himachal Pradesh state died Friday after losing control of the free-flying glider, local police said.
The police identified the man as Makoto Sakuma, 39, from Chiba Prefecture.
Sakuma crashed into a mountain after losing control of the aircraft and was taken to a hospital but died of his injuries, they said Saturday.
The well-known paragliding spot in the Himalayan mountains was the site of the Paragliding World Cup in 2015.
According to a local newspaper, a Russian man also died in a paragliding accident in the state on Tuesday.
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