Return to the incident list: Incident List Landing on Slight Hill, Broken Bone PPG Type: Type of Injury:

Pilot Details

Age: 40 Weight: 150 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

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Wing Brand: Model: n/r Size: Paramotor Frame: n/r with

Incident Details

August 5, 2011 Location of the incident: , Type of Incident:

There wasn’t any “one thing” involved, it was a combination of things. I was tired after every-day flying two to three times a day, un-familiar with the LZ (and was a little cocky thinking I could land anywhere after so many flights that week), I really wanted to land in “that LZ” one time before we went home so I talked myself in to going for it along with one other guy who wanted to land there (the day was over-developing fast, so no one else launched), was wearing lightweight/low-rise boots, had a habit of landing on my right foot and running out my landings, got popped on final so overshot the flat part of the field, and flared a little late so I had lots of speed when my right foot hit the sloped field. Any one of those factors could have been eliminated and I probably would have been fine, but all of them together on the same flight resulted in fibular destruction. I will probably go back to high-top flying boots and try not to let all those factors come together again for a while. Some of them are re-occurring factors in my life (flying tired, talking myself in to things, getting cocky). I’ll work on reducing those. We all need to be reminded we have limits some days. I have been reminded. Learn from my story.

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