Taiwan English News
Date: November 3, 2019
By: Phillip Charlier
An American man who lost control of his remote-controlled glider during an international competition in Kenting National Park, resulting in the death of a woman yesterday, was released on bail after being charged with negligent homicide.
See previous story: Woman killed by remote controlled glider: American taken in for questioning
David Cortina, 57, was held in custody overnight after refusing to make a formal statement without consulting a lawyer. After contacting the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a lawyer was appointed, and Cortina completed a formal statement at the police station this morning, November 3.
In the statement, Cortina admitted to have been operating the glider in a competition event when he lost sight and control of the glider. The statement emphasized that there was no intention to harm or injure, and that he was extremely sorry about the accident. [FULL STORY]