AGASSIZ (NEWS1130) – We likely won’t know what led to a deadly fall from a hang glider near Agassiz in April until it comes out in court.

Bruce Busby, Vice President of the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada, was hoping to publicly share results of their investigation into the tragedy this summer. But he now says the RCMP are holding on to the findings, so pilot Jon Orders gets a fair trial on an obstruction of justice charge.

“It’s in their hands, and then once the matter’s dealt with in court for Mr. Orders, then we’ll be able to release full information of what happened,” explains Busby.

Lenami Godinez-Avila. 27, died when she fell from the glider shortly after taking off on a tandem flight with Orders.

The Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s Martin Henry completed his investigation of the incident a few weeks ago. It included a thorough inspection of the hang glider, and harnessing equipment. Henry brought more than 30 years of experience as a hang gliding pilot to his analysis of the tragic circumstances.

Busby admits the gliding community is anxious to find out if pilot error or equipment failure was to blame in the death.

“We’d really like to share the information with our members, but I think the other part of that is that we really must follow what the RCMP says – and the law – to give Jon [Orders] his full day in court, without the prejudice of whatever the findings might be,” he adds.

The pilot’s trial is expected to begin April 15, 2013.

His decision to swallow a memory card containing pictures of the flight led police to lay the obstructing justice charge.