Return to the incident list: Incident List

Hit Tree

PPG Type:
Type of Injury:

Pilot Details

Age: 50
Weight: 245
Highest rating held at the time of the incident:
Pilot experience level:

Gear Details

Wing Brand:
Model: Mac Para charger 31m
Paramotor Frame: Metro 200 V2 titanium with

Incident Details

November 15, 2018
Location of the incident:
Type of Incident

Motor died during takeoff. The pilot was at the far edge of the field where terrain changed. Motor died and was unable to be restarted – e start did not work. The pilot was uncertain if you could return to the field -based on the necessary turn required and low altitude. In attempting to land, the Best option was attempted as the pilot was uncertain if he can safely return to the field without stalling the wing. Attempting to reach the next best option, Pilot made contact with a tree branch. The pilot fell approximately 50 feet land it on back. Machine and harness destroyed – pilot unharmed.

Flight Window:
Wind Speed:
Phase of Flight:
Type of Injury:
Collateral Damage:
Analysis of the incident (additional input by the incident investigation team):

Photos (if available):
Video (if available):

Return to the incident list: Incident List