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August 14, 2017
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A Pilot with less than a years experience flying decided to train a student. He purchased a paramotor and brought it directly to the field where according to witnesses flew the unit without breaking it in or doing a hang test. One the first flight he was observed doing acrobatics and as a result caught the throttle cable in the prop. He and the unknowing student placed the Paramotor on a picnic table and started the unit without checking to see if the throttle was open. The paramotor throttle went to high power and the student tried to stop the paramotor with his hand. The netting flexed and his fingers were hit by the propeller removing part of his fingers. The would be instructor was pinned to the ground by the paramotor striking his foot wear in the process and a bystander had to pull the spark plug to stop the motor.

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