Fiona Fell Down [Archives:1998/40/Local News]

October 5 1998

Mrs. Fiona Macaskill, 44, is a British hang-glider pilot. She has been practicing paragliding for 9 years. Recently, she arrived in Yemen with four other hang-gliding pilots. She took off from the mountain of Manakha; she told Yemen Times that she went very high; she decided to land. When she was 100 meters above the landing field, she hit a dust devil and fell down. “It is just dust that caused the accident; it is an unusual thing and I was very lucky” she said. The program of her friends will continue; they will be flying in the south of Yemen. For Mrs. Fiona, she will be leaving soon for Britain for medical treatment but her friends will go on flying for one week more.