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Wing Brand: Model: Silex Size: Paramotor Frame: Snap 100 with
January 1, 2006 Location of the incident: , Type of Incident:
After going to idle I felt “tap” on the engine. I throttled up a bit and the motor reved but there was no propeller – it had fallen off. The center bolt that holds the prop onto the spline came loose. This bolt was noted to be loose by another pilot prior to flight and was tightened.
The prop was later found undamaged in sand and re-installed, this time with a lock washer. Obviously this could have been much worse had someone been in the path of the prop below!
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