The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAN) has banned paragliding flights. After increasing number of accidents in paragliding flights, CAN has banned paragliding flights all over the country for its management.
Jaganath Niraula, the spokesman and deputy executive director of CAN, informed Ratopati that paragliding has been banned for the time being in order to organize the policies, rules and laws related to flying sports, and it has been decided to allow operations again after a clear law is made.
In paragliding, which is part of the flying sport, a paragliding athlete died in an accident during the flight at Sarangkot in Pokhara at 11:30 am on Sunday.
Nisim Thapa of Pokhara, who participated in the game on behalf of Nepal Tribhuvan Army Club, died when the Blue Sky company’s paraglider suddenly fell from 100 meters while flying in the sky during the 9th National Paragliding Games held at 18 Sarangkot, Pokhara Metropolitan City, Kaski District. 26-year-old Thapa, who was injured after falling from paragliding, was sent to Metro City Hospital and died during treatment.