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
Hang gliding pilot William Jon Orders reads a statement of apology for the media (<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/05/14/bc-fatal-hang-glider-pilot-orders.html" target="_hplink">Screen grab from CBC</a>).
Lenami Godinez slipped from the pilot's grip and plunged 300 metres (1,000 feet) to her death while on a hang gliding adventure in B.C. -- an anniversary gift from her boyfriend (<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/lgodinez" target="_hplink">LinkedIn Profile</a>)
The hang glider, from a video report on <a href="http://www.bcdailybuzz.com" target="_hplink">BC Daily Buzz</a>
Another image from video taken by <a href="http://www.bcdailybuzz.com" target="_hplink">BC Daily Buzz</a>
Video still from the scene by <a href="http://www.bcdailybuzz.com" target="_hplink">BC Daily Buzz</a>
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Training hill fail
Larry crashes a hang glider while being pulled by a boat. He broke his left femur and his right forearm, according to the YouTube description. He made a full recovery but ended up with a steel rod thru his femur and a metal plate in his forearm. The problem was that he dropped his left wing and failed to correct. The "anti dive" feature of the hang glider pulled the glider out of the dive, making the accident less serious than it would have been otherwise.