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Hang glider pilot accused of swallowing memory card that showed fatal flight: reports

Associated Press

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Media reports say the B.C. hang glider pilot accused of withholding evidence in the death of a young woman allegedly swallowed a memory card.

Citing provincial court documents, several media outlets say William (Jon) Orders attempted to obstruct justice by gulping down the digital card that may contain evidence around how Lenami Godinez-Avila died.

The 27-year-old was celebrating an anniversary with her boyfriend by taking flight in B.C.'s Fraser Valley on Saturday when she dropped from the glider and plummeted 300 metres.

The reports say the memory card may have come from an onboard camera that contains video of the fatal flight.

Orders has been held in custody since being arrested Monday on the obstruction of justice charge, but RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth wouldn't comment on the unusual move to hold him behind bars.

The 50-year-old appears in Chilliwack provincial court Wednesday for a show cause hearing.

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