A PARAGLIDER has died in a tragic accident at Mount Borah.
The 59-year-old was one of two men who lost control in the air on Thursday afternoon.
Unfortunately, he hit the ground at speed after he failed to throw his reserve parachute.
The man later died of injuries sustained in the impact when he landed behind the car park on Mount Borah.
NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the man at the scene but he died about 2pm.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter returned to the base in Tamworth unused about 3.30pm. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
The other man used his reserve parachute and landed safely.
Paragliders were at Mount Borah this week for the XC Camp.
The popular flying spot most recently made headlines in January last year when footage emerged of a paraglider being swept off the mountain by a dust devil.
The paraglider was blown through the air on a "relatively uneventful" journey for five hours before he landed safely in Moree.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter will return to base in Tamworth.
It's services are no longer required at Mount Borah, Manilla, after a paragliding accident.
A PARAGLIDER has been injured flying near Mount Borah at Manilla.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been tasked on a primary mission to the scene where a 59-year-old man hit the ground.
There are still limited details on the paraglider's medical condition but he is being treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
Two accidents occurred at the same time on the mountain, when two paragliders lost control in the air.
One man deployed his reserve parachute, landed on his feet and walked away without injury.
The second, a man from Hong Kong, failed to throw his reserve parachute and impacted the ground at the top of the mountain behind the carpark.
It's suspected he may have some internal injuries and he will be flown to either Newcastle or Tamworth hospital.
Last year the paraglider who was caught in the small dust tornado was captured on camera as his wife watched on.
The man was blown through the air on a "relatively uneventful" cross-country flight for five hours before he landed safely in Moree, 180 kilometres away.