A British ‘hero’ paraglider, Innes Powell has killed in a mid-air collision with another pilot in Macedonia.
Innes Powell, 54 crashed into Ukranian Igor Volov, 56 in the final race of the British Open in Krusevo.
The British instructor was from Tavistock in Devon. He was famous in the industry. Also, he had decades of experience in competitive flying.
Mr. Volov died at the scene while he died in hospital. Tributes were also paid to Mr. Powell by the Isle of Wight Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club.
Its committee chairman has sent “sincere and deep condolences” to his family.
Mr. Powell had previously greeted as a hero for risking his life to save another paraglider, who crashed into a cliff ledge. The rescue also featured in the 2008 Discovery Channel series ‘True Heroes’.
Mr. Powell was traveling through a thermal air column on Friday when he swung into Mr. Volov.
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