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Powerline Incident

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Age: 60
Weight: 170
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July 9, 2017
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Pilot dropped into a soybean field bordered by trees flying west into the evening sun. Pilot indicated he had flown the field in the past week. On the border where he dropped in, there were power lines crossing the field about 100′ away parallel to the road. There was no power poles in the field, only in the woods to either side. Visibility was hampered. This eye witness from 3/4’s of a mile away saw a partial collapsed glider falling in front of the pilot as the pilot pendulumed into the ground. Attempts to reach the pilot by VHF radio were unsuccessful as the comms failed on the helmet and he was unable to transmit he survived. A local citizen near the incident ran to the aid of the pilot. By the time another pilot and myself reached the area over the scene, the pilot had began moving. The other pilot and myself returned to the LZ which we then had received a phone call alerting he was ok. We loaded our gear, and retrieved the pilot and his equipment. Power was knocked out in the local area.

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