A pilot named Lee died in an accident in Ilan on August 31st. Police have stated he fell from his harness after failing to close his buckles properly. Mr. Lee (53) was president of an electronics factory so his passing probably made more news than usual. According to news reports (not very reliable in Taiwan) he had only completed about 30 flights and just gotten his pilots license. The initial reports are that he fell from the harness not long after take-off and fell about 20m onto open ground.
In 2002 there was a similar accident at Saichia when Chen Dz-Yung also failed to buckle his legstraps at launch and fell to his death.