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Devon paraglider killed in mid-air collision

Credit: Family photo

A respected Devon paraglider has been killed after colliding in mid-air with another pilot during a competition in Macedonia.

Innes Powell crashed into Ukranian Igor Volov ahead of the final race of the British Open in Krusevo on Friday.

Both men were fatally injured.

The 54-year-old was living with his wife in the Dartmoor village of Mary Tavy near Tavistock.

Tributes were paid to the British pilot by the Isle of Wight Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club (IOWHGPC), where he trained.

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Mr Powell was a well-known instructor who had decades of experience in competitive flying.

It is with great sadness that The British Paragliding Competitions Panel have to announce the death of Innes Powell and Igor Volov in the final task of the British Open in Krusevo on Friday August 17 2018.

Our deep condolences go to the families and friends of the two pilots.

The pilots’ families have been informed. We will release more details in due course.

– British Paragliding Competitions