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Pilot Details

Age: 0 Weight: 220 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: Skywalk Tequila M DHV1-2 Size: Paramotor Frame: DF Spartan BP28, 90lbs at time of incident with

Incident Details

January 1, 2006 Location of the incident: , Type of Incident:

Pilot was trying new wing for the first time and set-up was accomplished too close to trees with the current wind and atmospheric conditions. The take off run was longer than expected on the knew wing producing lift close to trees. Initial lift off was good, however, approximately 6 feet off the ground, suspected rotor induced a strong right turn resulting in altitude loss and pilot was swung into the ground at full throttle. Frame and cage ruined, motor undamaged, wing undamaged. Prop was shattered leaving nothing but the inner hub which was held by the bolts. Upon the prop shattering, the pilot was struck in the back of the head resulting in a small cut and two minor bruises. Pilots right leg came into contact with the ground resulting in “road rash” cover the upper, outer calf area. No hospitalization required, no supplemental property damage.

Lessons Learned:

1. Have ample space for take off, especially with new equipment.

2. Always wear a helmet

3. Even in calm conditions, even slight gusts can and will produce rotors.

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