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Paragliding pilot killed during training in Himachal Pradesh's Bir Billing

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A 24-year-old paragliding pilot was killed during training in Himachal Pradesh's Bir Billing area, police said on Monday.

A resident of Barot, Akshay died in an accident during training in the Bir Billing area on Sunday, they added.

Akshay had taken a paragliding flight from Billing in Kangra district with another pilot, Shyam Lal, they added.

They were learning how to take tandem flight but Akshay suddenly fell on the ground in a forest area, the police said.

Shyam Lal immediately landed and informed others about the accident.

When they reached the spot, Akshay was dead.

The police have registered a case and the matter is being investigated.

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First Published: Mon, February 10 2020. 12:30 IST