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Scary Incident while launching a paramotor in heav

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November 9, 2018
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An arctic pioneer paramotor pilot tripped and fell forward on a steep launch in deep snow. Pilot landed kind of upside down while strapped into the PPG which prevented the pilot from moving or getting up. This made it difficult to breathe. Fortunately, the pilot was able to calmly clear a breathing space, then unbuckle the harness straps and climb out from underneath the paramotor. If the buckles had frozen shut, then a simple fall might have turned into a different situation.

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