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Collision with Terrain/Obstruction on Ground

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Age: 0
Weight: 200
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Model: Nerveiour
Paramotor Frame: Sky Cruiser Simonini with

Incident Details

January 1, 2006
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Pilot was doing tight (steep) 360 degree spirals down low near a beach. Either turbulence or his own wake caused enough upset that he wound up hitting the hard packed sand near the surf. His lower back was broken and, after 4 days in the hospital he went home with several fused vertebrae. Other injuries were fortunately minor.

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