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Pilot Details

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

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: Eden II Size: Paramotor Frame: Solo 210 / Home Made with

Incident Details

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

On a take off run, in light shifty winds, the wing started drifting to the right, Pilot started running to right to correct (should have aborted).

A line of Motorhomes/Cars, was looming in front of the intended flight path, and the wing was not giving substantial lift. The Pilot, Having run for about 100+ft, tripped and the spinning propeller (Fiberglass / Home made) hit the pilots right foot.

The blade struck the inside ball, arch & heel, (the sole of the shoe took most of the impact, “Any body can be good I would rather be LUCKY”) The Propeller broke near the root and flew about 10ft in the air. On the home made unit a “Lower Kick Bar” was not installed, where a fuel tank would go–big mistake

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