Update: Hang gliders were flying in tandem before the fatal crash in Milpitas Park


MILPITAS — A man died and a woman was seriously injured in a tandem hang-gliding accident Monday afternoon at a park in Milpitas, authorities said.

The incident happened around noon Monday at Ed. R. Levin County Park east of Milpitas.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said a man died at the scene and a woman had to be airlifted to hospital.

Video from the crash scene showed damage to the hang glider’s wing. The accident happened in the larger Milpitas Park and a popular site for hang gliding.

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The Milpitas Fire Department released some additional details about the accident around 8:25 p.m., including that the woman involved in the accident was sent to the hospital in critical condition. His current condition is unknown.

Authorities are investigating what led to the crash, Davis said. Investigators were still at the scene as of 8:30 p.m., according to firefighters.

The park is the largest in Milpitas, with sites for hang gliding and paragliding.

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