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Pilot Details

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Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: N/R Size: Paramotor Frame: Black Hawk with

Incident Details

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

A local hang glider trike pilot report that conditions were “nasty” prior to the accident flight. Another PPG pilot, who left before the accident happened, reported that “tall dark clouds” were passing by and this normally mellow beach are was surprisingly bumpy.

According to two witnesses, the pilot had been up no more than a minute when the wing “folded under” and twisted. The pilot then fell 75′ onto fairly hard sand. Another witness thought he as much higher. He apparently died at the scene, reportedly his neck was broken.

Weather at another site along the same coastline was reported as gusty with cumulonimbus clouds occasionally producing moderate or heavier rain showers.

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