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Pilot Details

Age: 0 Weight: 150 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: Eden I Size: Paramotor Frame: Adventure F3 with

Incident Details

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

Pilot was flying down the beach approximately 20 elevation when he heard a loud pop and felt something his helmet. After the pilot landed, he discovered 2 of the 4 engine mount bolts on the top of the Adventure F3 motor had sheared along with one sleeve missing. When the bolt(s) failed, the sleeve and/or bolt struck the prop. There were two different distinctly visible prop strikes on the leading edge. One bolt after striking the prop, struck the muffler and left a 1.5 diameter hole. The second bolt and/or sleeve ricocheted off the prop and struck the helmet of the pilot leaving scratches on the otherwise brand new helmet. Had the pilot not been wearing a helmet, this could have resulted in a serious shrapnel wound to the head. As of 3-25-2005, one of the two bolts replaced has broken a second time.

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