Return to the incident list: Incident List 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.
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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: Analysis of the incident (additional input by the incident investigation team): Photos (if available):

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