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Hang-glider pilot sentenced in woman's death
Five months in jail for criminal negligence
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A British Columbia hang-glider pilot who failed to connect a 28-year-old woman to the aircraft during a tandem flight and caused her to fall 300 metres to her death has been sentenced to five months in jail.

William Jon Orders, 51, had pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plummeted from the hang-glider shortly after taking off for a flight across B.C.'s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012.

Court heard Orders didn't hook Godinez-Avila to the glider and also failed to conduct a required safety check before launching. After he landed, he swallowed a memory card containing video of the incident.

The sentence includes three years of probation, during which Orders will be prohibited from hang-gliding and must educate others about what happened.

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  1. john posted on 02/12/2014 10:36 AM
    5 months u have got to be fucking kidding me . if it was up to me this asshole would get the death penalty .
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A British Columbia hang-glider pilot who failed to connect a 28-year-old woman to the aircraft during a tandem flight and caused her to fall 300 metres to her death has been sentenced to five months in jail.

William Jon Orders, 51, had pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing the death of Lenami Godinez-Avila, who plummeted from the hang-glider shortly after taking off for a flight across B.C.'s Fraser Valley on April 28, 2012.

Court heard Orders didn't hook Godinez-Avila to the glider and also failed to conduct a required safety check before launching. After he landed, he swallowed a memory card containing video of the incident.

The sentence includes three years of probation, during which Orders will be prohibited from hang-gliding and must educate others about what happened.

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  1. john posted on 02/12/2014 10:36 AM
    5 months u have got to be fucking kidding me . if it was up to me this asshole would get the death penalty .
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