Horrifying moment two die when their hang glider plunges to earth


Horrifying moment female tourist and her instructor die when their microlight plunges to earth ‘like a stone’

  • A microlight plunged to the ground in mountainous Adygea in Russia
  • It had a suspected wing problem but an investigation is underway into the cause
  • Anna Kozyreva was taking a joyride on the glider with her unidentified instructor
  • A shocking video shows the two spiralling towards the ground with smoke

Horrific footage shows the moment a female tourist and her instructor were killed when their microlight suddenly plunged to earth ‘like a stone’ in Russia.

Anna Kozyreva, 43, was taking a joyride in the mountainous Adygea region before the glider fell to the ground on October 30.

A suspected wing problem on the motorised glider led to it plunging ‘like a stone’ with smoke visible from the stricken flying craft.

Pictures also showed fire and the wreckage at the crash site.

Horrific footage shows the moment a female tourist and her instructor were killed when their microlight suddenly plunged to earth 'like a stone' in Russia

Horrific footage shows the moment a female tourist and her instructor were killed when their microlight suddenly plunged to earth ‘like a stone’ in Russia

Anna Kozyreva, 43, was taking a joyride in the mountainous Adygea region before the hang glider fell to the ground

Anna Kozyreva, 43, was taking a joyride in the mountainous Adygea region before the hang glider fell to the ground

A suspected wing problem on the motorised glider led to it plunging 'like a stone' with smoke visible from the stricken flying craft

A suspected wing problem on the motorised glider led to it plunging ‘like a stone’ with smoke visible from the stricken flying craft

A shocking video shows the two spiralling towards the ground in front of horrified onlookers, who can be heard crying out in the background. 

It is clearly out of control before the tragic crash occurs in front of the mountains. 

One clip shows the glider flying overhead while another watches it falling from a distance.  

Pictures also showed fire and the wreckage of the motorised microlight at the crash site

Pictures also showed fire and the wreckage of the motorised microlight at the crash site

The dead pilot, aged 48, was not identified.

Emergency services were called to the scene in the Maykop district of Adygea republic in southern Russia.

Reports said there was a suspected ‘deformed wing’ and a law enforcement investigation was underway into the cause of the tragic crash.

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