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Fatality in training / student (Pilot induced osci

PPG Type: Foot Launch – Single Occupant
Type of Injury: Fatality

Pilot Details

Age: 25
Weight: 220
Gender: Male
Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Unknown
Pilot experience level: 10-50 hours

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Blackhawk
Model: Velocity Paraglider
Size:
Paramotor Frame: Blackhawk Paramotor with

Incident Details

February 16, 2016 8:30 AM
Location of the incident:
Quincy, Illinois
Type of Incident
: Collision with terrain or ground obstacle

Reported by Michael Mixer and others. A low time pilot, Jamie Mixer, with about 30 flights, most of them on carts, was doing one of his first first foot launches. He took off, turned mostly crosswind and started left-right oscillating. In spite of instruction telling him to turn into the wind then to reduce brake input, the oscillations got steeper. About the 7th swing he went suddenly steeper and crashed at a moderately steep angle. He didn’t appear to get higher than about 20 feet but it was still fatal. The 220 pound pilot was on a 60 pound motor and 28 meter EN-B Elektra wing.
Link to News: http://khqa.com/news/local/25-year-old-dies-in-para-glider-accident

Flight Window: Morning
Wind Speed: N/A or Unknown
Type: N/A or Unknown
Phase of Flight: Cruise/In Flight
Type of Injury: Fatality
Collateral Damage:
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