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Pilot Details

Age: 0 Weight: 205 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: Gin Bolero Plus, DHV 1 Size: Paramotor Frame: Sky Cruiser Black Devil with

Incident Details

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

Warming up for the second flight of the morning, the strap that holds the throttle broke and the throttle handle fell down and the motor went to near full power. I was unable to reach back and grab the throttle and was struggling to keep the motor under control. The throttle was between my legs and I finally tried to reach down and grab it. This swung the throttle into the prop and decreased RPM enough that I was able to take the motor off and kill the engine by pinching the fuel line. Mistakes: Bad preflight, NO SECONDARY KILL SWITCH, Didnt practice reaching back to grab the throttle cable in case it did fall. Could have been much worse if it happened in the air.

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