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Pilot Details

Age: 0 Weight: 210 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: Mac Para Muse 30, DHV 1 Size: Paramotor Frame: MZ100, Skycruiser, 18hp with

Incident Details

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

Landing was attempted in a large field surrounded by a steep upwind drop-off and hills with trees downwind. Initial approach to the field was aborted due to a mild gust making over shooting likely. A go-around was initiated with a left turn to avoid an area on the right known to have rotors. Insufficient altitude could be attained to clear pine trees on hill while on downwind leg. Pilot and equipment were removed by local Fire Dept. Pilot should have flown straight gaining sufficient altitude prior to the go-around. Pilot also had insufficient power for this weight (18hp pushing 210lb pilot) to effectively gain altitude in the mild gusty conditions.

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