06/18/2012 06:45 EDT | Updated 08/18/2012 05:12 EDT

William Jon Orders, Hang Gliding Pilot Accused Of Swallowing Memory Card After Deadly Mishap Will Be Tried Next Year

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

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