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Mangaluru: Indian Army Powered Hang gliding expedition organized in Neharu maidan on Wednsady. when part of a gliding paraglider suddenly collapses at Neharu maidan in Mangaluru. Hang gliding expedition organized from Kerala to Nasik . Cricket players and viewers were also in the area when the accident happened but were not hurt.
The expedition was flagged off from Polachi, Kerala on 16 November 2015 by Lt Gen Jagbir Singh. The SKY CONQUERORS proceeded to Kannur by road, owing to the lack of emergency landing areas enroute. The team took off from Kannur on 17 November at 8 am from the helipad ground and ﬂew to Mangaluru covering a distance of 154 km. DC Ibrahim flagged off the PHHG Expedition Team amongst a huge crowd that had gathered to witness this aero sport. Of the two gliders that were set to make the journey, one failed to take-off. The team will further ﬂy to Kumta, Goa, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Satara, Dehu Road and will be conclude on 27 Nov 2015 at Artillery Centre, Nasik Road.