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Sitting down too soon can cause money and pain

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Weight: 230
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Model: ParaToys Momentem
Paramotor Frame: Nirvana Rodeo with

Incident Details

May 4, 2012
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Pilot is rated PPG2 on trike. Pilot was foot-launching when he felt lift he sat down. Bad move. The result was prop contacting cage while he was in the sitting position and then he went forward onto belly resulting in prop hitting the back of his upper right arm. See photo. Ouch. Stay on your feet until completely off the ground.

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