SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. Thomas R. Mayer, a 60-year-old /*Carpinteria*/ resident, was hang gliding off /*Ben Canyon Road*/ near /*California State University*/, when his hang glider became disabled. Mayer was not able to deploy his emergency parachute and he fell approximately 300 feet. Mayer died from his injuries at Community Hospital of /*San Bernardino*/.
The status of the second hang glider is not known at this time.
The two crashes happened within just minutes of each other around 7 p.m. Saturday at Andy Jackson Airpark.
The men were participating in the annual CSS Aerobatics Competition at the time.
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