Return to the incident list: Incident List The paramotor operator circled and dived his paraglider during White River High School football game in Buckley WA to within feet of the ground and 100 ft or less to a grand stand full of spectators. PPG Type: Foot Launch – Single Occupant Type of Injury: No Injury

Pilot Details

Age: Weight: Gender: Highest rating held at the time of the incident: Unknown Pilot experience level: Unknown

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Incident Details

September 14, 2023 6:30 PM Location of the incident: Buckley Washington, Washington Type of Incident: Close Call

We were watching the game and 2 paramoter gliders were heading for the football stadium and when one of them reached the field he circled and dove towards the adjoining baseball field and did a couple of low level circles in the baseball field then he flew his glide behind the football stand full of spectators about 100 ft or so from the stand and did a number of circles and dives within feet of the ground and finally took off over the surrounding trees. He came back when it was dark and then headed away.

Flight Window: Evening Wind Speed: Light Wind (1-5 mph) Type: Light and Variable Phase of Flight: Cruise/In Flight Type of Injury: No Injury Collateral Damage: None Analysis of the incident (additional input by the incident investigation team): Photos (if available):

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