2 Dec 2008

Man killed in paraponting crash

10:20 pm on 2 December 2008

A man has been killed in a paraponting crash in Christchurch.

The incident happened about 5.40pm on Tuesday off the Summit Road in Port Hills.

Police in Christchurch say the 44-year-old died at the scene.

Witnesses reported that after taking off, the man's chute collapsed and he fell about 20 metres.

Police are trying to contact the man's next-of-kin.