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Year: 2017
Total Records: 5
   
 Incidents
 
Full collapse at 500 feet New
Location: KLHM - Lincoln, CA
Date:05/28/2017 Time:18:30
Remarks: I was heading south from KLHM in Norcal towards the south @ ~500', on a thermally afternoon @ 6:30 PM and was curious as to why I was experiencing so much sink that, even with trimmers all the way in, I still was adding ~600rpms more than normal to maintain altitude. I also flew through a good numbe (read more)


Dudek Universal deep spiral into terrain
Location: 35°22'35.5?N 94°27'38.2?W Arkoma, Oklahoma
Date:05/26/2017 Time:19:40
Remarks: I was kiting from sod field about a half mile away. I observed two paramotor pilots flying north of my location at approximately 2000 feet. One of the pilots initiated a steep turn which developed into a spiral. The rate of rotation increased until I observed the wing and pilot descend below the (read more)


Crash at Hutchinson Island beach results in fatali New
Location: Hutchinson Island Beach St Lucie County Florida
Date:05/11/2017 Time:1300
Remarks: Copied from news report. Pilot was flying alone. A 48-year-old Vero Beach man was killed Thursday afternoon in a paramotor accident on Hutchinson Island, said St. Lucie County sheriff’s officials. Arthur Levy died after his backpack-powered parachute crashed near Middle Cove Beach about 1 p.m (read more)


Severe injury on start
Location: The Compound Palm Bay, Fl.
Date:05/10/2017 Time:0715
Remarks: After numerous unsuccessful attempts to pull start his motor, the pilot decided to crack the throttle. On that pull the engine fired, pushing against his left hand that was holding the frame & throttle in a way caused the LH throttle to open fully. As the motor pushed, it then spun clockwise, his r (read more)


Very close call, propellor accident handing paramo
Location: Fowler, IL
Date:03/23/2017 Time:
Remarks: Experienced USPPA Instructor Administrator was the person involved in this incident. Ironically he was in the midst of conducting the first practical exercise as part of an Instructor Certification Clinic. The theme of the exercise was for each participant to demonstrate how to safely start their ow (read more)