Flight of the Gibbon Closed Indefinitely After Tourists Crashed on the Same Zipline

 | Mon 19 Dec 2016 09:13 ICT

CityNews – Flight of the Gibbon Chiang Mai has been closed indefinitely by police after three Israeli tourists, including one 7-year-old, crashed on the same zipline and fell to the jungle floor.

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41-year-old Orit Bobrov, 42-year-old Sahar Meir and 7-year-old Boy Liam Bobrow fell from the zipline on December 16, resulting in serious injuries for the two adults, and a broken shoulder for the 7-year-old.

All three are now out of immediate danger but are still in hospital recovering from their severe injures.

After the incident was reported to police, Police Major General Pittaya Sirirak, the Acting of Deputy Commissioner General of Provincial Police Region 5, Pattaraporn Laichud Village Headman of Mae On, and the Chiang Mai Forest Management Department investigated the Flight of the Gibbon Chiang Mai.

The investigation is still ongoing, but during the preliminary document check, the police discovered the Flight of the Gibbon was working under permit no. 54/00013 in the name of Tree Top Adventure Co. Ltd., registered in Buri Ram.

The Flight of the Gibbon has been indefinitely closed for the duration of the investigation. Several other zipline companies have been closed following similar accidents, death, or registration issues, but have all re-opened soon after.

The investigation is ongoing.