Paragliders Apprehended in Haleakalā National Park

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Date: August 19, 2014
Contact: Polly Angelakis, 808-572-4450

On Tuesday, August 19, two males were apprehended in Haleakalā NP for illegal paragliding activities in the crater. One was apprehended after launching and landing in critical endangered species habitat;the other, after attempting to launch. Their equipment was seized and impounded. Federal charges are pending.

Haleakalā National Park protects cultural resources that are sacred to Native Hawaiians and provides critical habitat for endangered and threatened species found nowhere else on earth. Per 36 CFR 2.17, federal regulations prohibit powered and non-powered flight into the crater without a permit. The federal rules exist to protect these critical natural and cultural resources.

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Haleakalā National Park
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Makawao, HI 96768


(808) 572-4400
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