Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hang Gliders Swallows & Jail Birds

Hang-glider pilot eats video card of accident

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Media reports say the B.C. hang glider pilot accused of withholding evidence in the death of a young woman allegedly swallowed a memory card.
Citing provincial court documents, several media outlets say William (Jon) Orders attempted to obstruct justice by gulping down the digital card that may contain evidence around how Lenami Godinez-Avila died.
The 27-year-old was celebrating an anniversary with her boyfriend by taking flight in B.C.'s Fraser Valley on Saturday when she dropped from the glider and plummeted 300 metres.
The reports say the memory card may have come from an onboard camera that contains video of the fatal flight.
Orders has been held in custody since being arrested Monday on the obstruction of justice charge, but RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth wouldn't comment on the unusual move to hold him behind bars.
The 50-year-old appears in Chilliwack provincial court Wednesday for a show cause hearing.

Story Updated on May 6, 2012

Police have recovered the video card from a camera that may have recorded events leading to the death of a woman who fell from a hang-glider in British Columbia, Canada
Lenami Godinez-Avila, 27, tumbled out of her harness only seconds after take-off. Witnesses said the young woman fell 300m to her death.
Hang-glider pilot Jon Orders has been held in custody following allegations that he swallowed the video card that recorded the incident. Police said in court that x-rays showed the card was inside Orders' body.

"We have processes in place in order to try and extract what's been on the card that will not be further discussed at the moment," said Constable Tracy Wolbeck.

Jason Warner, safety officer for the Hang Gliders and Paragliders Association of Canada, said Orders told him he knew something was wrong almost immediately and tried desperately to hang on to the woman, who clung to his body and then slipped down his legs, taking one of Orders' shoes with her
Hang-glider pilot eats video card of accident

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