A paraglider has been missing since Thursday in the Pyrenees reports France Bleu.
The pilot, a member of the “Les Piafs” club, left with a group of about twenty friends late Thursday morning from the resort of Val-Louron.
“They flew together until 1 pm, the flight plan was designed for them to go west. We don't know why, but he went south. We have a visual witness at 2:45 pm who would have seen him at Pic Schrader and since nothing ”, tells France Bleu Mathias Szpirglas, member of the club“ Les Piafs ”.
A very large perimeter
It was "a superb day, with very beautiful ceilings making it possible to reach high altitudes", continues the paraglider.
In addition, the emergency services were unable to find Didier, the missing pilot, thanks to the geolocation of his mobile phone. The last signals date from takeoff. The research promises to be complicated because the area is very extensive between Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées and Spain. Especially since a paraglider covers an average of twenty kilometers per hour, according to France Bleu.
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This missing pilot is very experienced. Federal instructor, he has years of experience and, when he was younger, was an aerobatic pilot, the information site specifies. The wing of his paraglider is blue and purple.