Stanwell Park hang glider pilot in a serious but stable condition after crash off Bald Hill

SERIOUS INJURIES: NSW Ambulance paramedics take spinal precautions as they assist the man into a rescue chopper. Picture: Sylvia Liber
SERIOUS INJURIES: NSW Ambulance paramedics take spinal precautions as they assist the man into a rescue chopper. Picture: Sylvia Liber

A man injured in a hang gliding mishap at Stanwell Park remains in a serious but stable condition at St George Hospital. 

The 52-year-old man launched at Bald Hill shortly before 5pm Monday and was readying for landing at Stanwell Park Beach Reserve when he clipped a tree.

He is believed to have fallen about 20 metres. 

He has suffered a facial injury and suspected injuries to his head, pelvis and lung. 

Five NSW Ambulance crews, police and lifeguards came to his aid. After being stabilised, he was airlifted to St George Hospital. 

Police are now calling on anyone who witnessed the crash to assist with their investigation. 

Police have been told that the hang glider “appeared to stall” in the moments before it clipped trees, which stand about 30-40 metres high at the northern end of the park.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.