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Collision with Terrain/Obstruction on Ground

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Age: 0
Weight: 210
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Model: Muse 30
Paramotor Frame: Walkerjet xc, 210lbs with

Incident Details

January 1, 2006
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Was flying over an empty field on a brand new unit and new wing approaching the landing field next to it when unit ran out of gas. I felt I had enough elevation to clear trees that separated the two fields. As I approached them I decided to turn off to an opening between the trees and thus reduced my elevation even more. I noticed a small four foot fence with a barb wire top at the last moment, raised my legs up as high as I could and bounced off the top of the fence and landed standing up. The wing then flew over and fell before me. I then collected my thoughts for a moment, checked out the damage on the machine which was only superficial and realized how lucky I was. As I was flying a new motor and new wing and not familiar with either’s characteristics I should have landed right away rather than trying to make it back to the field.

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