Return to the incident list: Incident List Running trike on uneven ground – foot slipped off PPG Type: Type of Injury:

Pilot Details

Age: 76 Weight: 270 Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: N/A – Not connected at the time of accident Size: Paramotor Frame: Very old trike with no suspension and little turning capability with

Incident Details

August 20, 2011 Location of the incident: , Type of Incident:

Pilot (76 years old) wanted to check a large grass pasture to see if he could launch there. As he drove his car into the edge of the field he noticed that the ground was uneven in spots. But since the grass was all the same height it appeared to him that the middle was smooth. To check he drove his trike (too fast) in the field and hit a large bump where his right foot slipped off the peg hit and went back and under him – breaking the large bone in the thigh. He suffered a compound fracture of his femur. He will be in the hospital for 8 to 10 days. He now wishes he walked the field before carting it! Moral of the story: When checking out a new potential LZ take it slow, walk the field. Do not be in a rush to launch!

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