▶️Rüzgara kapılan paraşütçü Lübnan sahiline iniş yaptı▶️Sabah saatlerinde rüzgar akımına kapılan Türk paraşütçü Mahmut Ertunç, Lübnan’da bulunan bir sahile iniş yapınca görenler hayretler içinde kaldı. Gözaltına alınan paraşütçü,, ile ilgili soruşturma sürüyor. pic.twitter.com/XDAnNtRdvH— Gazeteistasyon (@gztistasyon) November 20, 2020
Turkish websites seemed to imply that wind took him off course. According to social media reports Lebanese authorities and intelligence services were investigating the incident. He also has many posts supporting Azerbaijan’s recent war with Armenia, the Turkish government and also pro-Palestinian posts. A the time he wrote that he was 40km from Syria and 60km from Israel. That post was 8 weeks ago. His most recent post appeared to be on November 13 offering Islamic prayers and greetings to the faithful. There are other social media accounts with the same name that do not appear to be the person in the paragliding video. Turkish media Yeni Safak appeared to confirm that the man was from Bingol, noting he landed illegaly in Lebanon and was questioned by the authorities. Other reports claimed he was caught in the wind and that is how he drifted to Turkey. If he left from southern Turkey he would have been 140km from where he landed in Lebanon. The longest journey by a motorized paraglider was around 9,000km according to the Guinness World Records.In 1987 two Palestinian terrorists used hang gliders to fly into Israel from Lebanon, killing six Israeli soldiers.
#Lebanon Army Intelligence has taken custody of a #Turkey propeller-paraglider who caused a security alert landing on a beach 20 miles north of borders with #Israel.Origin point of takeoff remains unknown. pic.twitter.com/Mnr0Reuqpc— Riam Dalati (@Dalatrm) November 20, 2020