Shocking moment man loses control of his paraglider and crashes into pedestrian walking along Brazilian beach
- Aliny Nazar was hit by an out-of-control paraglider at a beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday
- The 44-year-old was walking with her husband when the pilot of the aircraft slammed into her; the person manning the paraglider has not been identified
- Nazar required emergency shoulder surgery and received 10 stitches on her head
Shocking footage showed the moment a novice pilot lost control of their paraglider and nearly killed a pedestrian walking along the beach in Brazil.
Aliny Nazar, 44, was walking with her husband at Sãi Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro Sunday when the person manning the aircraft crashed into her from behind, a cellphone video showed.
The paraglider nearly missed hitting Nazar’s spouse before she was knocked to the ground.
She can be seen attempting to get back on her feet and remained on the ground as her husband tended to her.
Aliny Nazar underwent shoulder surgery to repair her clavicle after she was knocked over by an out of control paraglider while she was walking with her husband on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday
Aliny Nazar’s husband (right) was nearly hit by the paraglider that knocked her to the ground while they were out for a walk at a beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday
Aliny Nazar (left) and her husband (right) were unaware that the paraglider was approaching before she got hit by it on the back
Nazar was rushed to Copa D’Or Hospital and had surgery on her right shoulder because her clavicle had come out of place, Brazilian news outlet G1 reported.
She also suffered an abrasion on the head and required 10 stitches to close the wound.
‘My biggest concern is that if it was a child or an elderly person they would (have) not survived,’ Nazar told the outlet.
The name of the person piloting the paraglider is unknown. It’s also unknown if they suffered any injuries.
According to the injured woman, the crash took place a distance away from where paragliders are permitted to land.
Aliny Nazar’s husbands tends to her while she was trying to get back on her feet moments after she was nearly killed by an out of control paraglider. The 44-year-old had shoulder surgery and received 10 stitches on her head
Bruno Menescal, the São Conrado Flight Safety Operational Director, told Brazilian newspaper O’Dia that the man (pictured) was just learning how to pilot the paraglider and made multiple mistakes in attempting to land the aircraft before he slammed into a woman at a beach in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday
She claimed there was ‘no safety protocol’ in place to protect beachgoers from incoming aircraft.
Brazilian newspaper O’Dia reported the person piloting the paraglider was a beginner and made numerous mistakes while trying to land.
Bruno Menescal, the São Conrado Flight Safety Operational Director, told the newspaper that there were signs in the area that alerted beach visitors of incoming paragliders and hang gliders.
Paragliders land on grass, while hang gliders descend over the sand.
‘The landing area is sensitive, as it is next rt a bike path and sidewalk,’ he said.
The near-fatal crash raised concerns for Regina Baptista, a 66-year-old retired teacher who has lived in the neighborhood for just over two decades, told that outlet that she is reconsidering whether she should walk or ride her bike on the beach going forward.
‘There have been other accidents with paragliding and hang gliding, but hitting people up on the sidewalks, I’ve never seen that,’ she said. ‘I was very scared. I’m even afraid, now, to go to the end (of the shore). I think that after what happened they will have to take be careful.’
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