The team at Britishvolt is saddened by news of a serious accident involving Advisory Board member, Sacha Dench. Our thoughts and prayers go to Sacha and her support pilot, Dan Burton’s, friends and family. Dan tragically passed away in the accident.
At this time no words are enough. Britishvolt is a family, and we offer every support to Sacha and wish her a full recovery.
Sacha and Dan were on a mission to highlight the effects of climate change, and it is heart-breaking that such a noble mission was cut short in this way.
Conservation Without Borders Incident Statement
In the last stages of the Round Britain Climate challenge a major incident has occurred involving the lead and support paramotors on the expedition. The incident occurred in the Western Highlands of Scotland near Loch Na Gainmhich.
We are very sorry to have to confirm that Dan Burton, the support paramotorist has died as a result of the accident. Sacha Dench is seriously injured and is being treated in hospital. Her injuries are serious but not life threatening
Both highly experienced paramotorists, our thoughts are with the family of Dan Burton to whom we offer our sincere condolences.
The incident was attended by police and medics and enquiries are underway to establish the details of the accident.
The families have been informed. At this stage we would request that the privacy of the individuals and families involved be respected.
Given these circumstances the Round Britain Climate Challenge is put on hold.
The Trustees, Conservation Without Borders
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