He can only be if his intention was to kill her. It was an accident. If you are not sure what the term accident means, you can look it up in the dictionary.
I do not blame this guy and wish for him to continue kiting. As for the person who posted that comment - I am sure you would have thought very different if you were in his shoes.
I have seen guys running into others lines quite a few times, and a safety leash would not prevent the accident from happening, only a complete disconnection from your kite will. If someone else gets his kite tangled into yours, the best thing to do is to let go of your kite.
I do not know a lot about the accident, but by the likes of it, it sounds that the guy is pretty innocent. SILKE had the option to fit a quick release to her bar. She chose not to. I don't think anyone is wrong here. If anything, people were unfortunate and maybe neglegant, due to a lack of attention to something simple like a quick release. Has anyone thought about that? Stop blaming the companies selling kites, the organizers, and other people involved in the accident. If you buy a gun and the gun accidently goes off, who are you going to blame? The company who made the gun, the guy who sold you the gun? I think not. Everyone is responsible for their own actions, and it is sad that someone had to die for negligance.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Admin on 2002-06-12 12:04 ]</font>