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Pilot Details

Age: 46 Weight: Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Model: Dudek Synthesis 34 Size: Paramotor Frame: Fresh Breeze Monster with

Incident Details

June 5, 2012 Location of the incident: , Type of Incident:

Cruising up the Schuylkill River when the drive belt malfunctioned. I shut the engine down to prevent internal damage and descended into a grass field. EHV lines prevented a straight-in approach to the field adjacent a bark-park. Contributing Factors: – belt condition missed during preflight :-( – identifying suitable landing areas during flight – communication gear allowed pickup coordination before I even landed

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