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Hang gliding pilot accused of swallowing memory card will be tried next year

William (Jon) Orders is seen leaving the court house in Chilliwack, B.C., Monday, June 18, 2012. Orders is charged with not strapping his client into his hang glider before take off resulting in her falling to her death. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
June 18, 2012 - 6:45 PM

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - The man charged with obstruction of justice in a deadly hang-gliding mishap will stand trial on the charges next April.

Police have accused William Jonathan Orders of swallowing a memory card from his hang-glider's camera after one of his clients fell to her death.

Twenty-seven-year-old Laneami Godinez-Alvila was taking the tandem hang-gliding trip as a celebration of her second-year anniversary with her boyfriend.

In May, Orders made a public apology to the woman's family and friends for the incident, saying he "panicked" in the moments after the accident.

Orders will stand trial April 15, 2013

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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