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Downwind Landing On Trike w/ Injury

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Pilot Details

Age: 45
Weight: 170
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Model: Tandem
Paramotor Frame: Not Reported with

Incident Details

May 6, 2014
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Pilot was flying a student intro flight on a tandem. At some point while maneuvering for a landing, the engine quit. He did not have enough altitude to turn back into the wind and wound up facing two bad choices: 1) land into a barbed wire fence or 2) roll the trike. He rolled it. The student, riding in the front, got hurt. She was taken to a hospital with some amount of injury that has not been reported. (This was not operated under the USPPA tandem program.)

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