Swedish man charged over Mae Rim paragliding accident

A Swedish national has been charged over a paragliding accident in Mae Rim on Monday.

The paraglider, which contained both the Swede along with a South Korean national, crashed into a tree on the grounds of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Mae Sa Campus on Oct. 8 with both men being taken to hospital with varying injuries.

It’s not clear from reports as to how the accident occurred but police allege that the Swede was operating the paraglider without a license.

They have charged the man over operating an aircraft without a license as well as negligence causing severe injury. Reports suggest that he could be fined up to 500,000 baht and potentially sentenced to up to two years in jail.

A Thai national, also unnamed and the owner of the paraglider, is also said to have been charged over the matter, presumably for hiring the paraglider to an unlicensed operator to begin with.