Paragliding slip-up injures 72-year-old Dutch woman

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Paragliding (Photo: Fabien1309/Wikimedia Commons). Paragliding (Photo: Fabien1309/Wikimedia Commons)

A 72-year-old Dutch woman was injured while paragliding in Austria on Wednesday. The woman stumbled as she took a run up the mountainside to take off, and she and her guide came down hard on a snow free pasture, broadcaster NOS reports.

The accident happened in the Gerlos ski resort in Tyrol. The woman sustained a broken arm and a head wound. The 52 year old guide sustained only minor injuries.

The woman was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter. The guide made the journey back with the chairlift.

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