There is a comment at the end of the article you linked regarding doing something about the trees...
At first look that's what I thought caused it, but from the video it appears as if the winds are coming from the right of that view to the left. that's the way the kited canopy is flying and that's the way she was turning into when the collapse occurred.
I'm wondering if in fact that is the general consensus...that those trees caused a rotor that the canopy flew through during that last turn?
It's (as always) hard to tell scale from the video...how far away from the visible tree-line was she when she made what would appear to be a turn 'into' the wind?
Thanks for posting this, it does show how fast it can happen and the results. Broken neck, Femured leg X2, ribs & lung...she is lucky to be alive.
Hope she comes through this okay.
(This post was edited by airtwardo on Jan 25, 2012, 1:27 PM)
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