Return to the incident list: Incident List Body Contact with Spinning Prop PPG Type: Type of Injury:

Pilot Details

Age: 0 Weight: 170 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: N/A Size: Paramotor Frame: Moter with clutch. with

Incident Details

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

Experienced r/c plane builder recieved his new ppg machine in mail and was playing around with his new toy for 3 days, then he decided to start-up the engine which is supplied with clutch. Had a problem to start it up, so he removed spark plug and injected some fuel. Whole machine was assembled completely with propeller and cage and safety netting. As he pulled starter cord ,engine suddenly fired up and revved up to full throttle. Dude was caught off guard and machine was pushing against him and in reflex he pushed against safety netting which stretched with the hand in to spinning prop. Guy lost his 2 fingers and 3rd is badly injured and he is glad hi didn’t loose more than that! He still plans to fly after recovery.

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