The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has banned paragliding across the country until the services are further streamlined and more safety ensured.
The ban has been issued in the wake of growing cases of paragliding accidents in the country. CAAN Deputy Director General and Spokesperson Jagannath Niraula told the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) on Sunday that paragliding was suspended until another provision was put in place to further strengthening the security system in it.
CAAN decided to ban paragliding flights for the time being so as to manage policies, rules and laws relating to paragliding flight and it would permit the flights after clear law on the same was devised, he said. Sportsperson Nisim Thapa, 26, died in a paragliding crash at Sarangkot, Pokhara on Sunday. He was competing in the cross-country event of paragliding under the 9th National Games ongoing in Pokhara.Thapa sustained injuries and later succumbed to the mishap when the craft owned by Blue Sky Company suddenly fell off some 700 metre from the sky to the ground.