Return to the incident list: Incident List One trim released one not, 250 agl PPG Type: Foot Launch – Single Occupant Type of Injury: Fatality

Pilot Details

Age: 60 Weight: 180 Gender: Male Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Intermediate – PPG 2 Pilot experience level: 50+ hours

Gear Details

Wing Brand: Gin Model: Carve Size: 18 Paramotor Frame: Macfly Folding cage with Moster 185

Incident Details

April 14, 2023 8:02 AM Location of the incident: Port Charlotte/ Cape haze preserve, Florida Type of Incident: Unknown

3 minutes into our flight after takeoff, I was flying next to Matt approximately 250 agl and noticed him reach up with both hands to his right trim. Seconds later, he did a very fast right side  spiral with 2 1/2 revolutions and hit the ground. After inspecting the equipment, we found one trim completely released, which would be the left one. The right one was not released.

Flight Window: Morning Wind Speed: Light Wind (1-5 mph) Type: Steady / Laminar Phase of Flight: Cruise/In Flight Type of Injury: Fatality Collateral Damage: None Analysis of the incident (additional input by the incident investigation team): Photos (if available):

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