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Re: PPG Fatalities

Post by Beery » Fri May 03, 2019 6:24 pm

New fatality reported in Thailand. Prawat Sakdasakulkhunakorn died at the scene. Limited reports suspected mechanical failure while making a U-Turn and crashing into the ground. Likely, this was a wing collapse either flying back into his wake or potentially thermal activity. Photographs from the incident lead one to believe there were no other participants in the sport that could potentially give a better assessment.
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Re: PPG Fatalities

Post by Beery » Tue May 21, 2019 3:10 pm

Another fatality to report in Florida, Tony Littel.

Early reports indicated wing failure for some unknown reason at carabiner. Pilot deployed reserve and hit power lines with photos suggesting a subsequent fire. PPG trike hit hard on left side from photo. No other information known.

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Post by Beery » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:38 pm

Another fatality.

Pilot was towing a large flag attached to his paramotor. Video suggest from the towed flag that the flag had a sudden increased drag causing the wing to fly over the pilot and do a frontal collapse. Pilot was at about 100 feet leading to impact with the ground.
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Re: PPG Fatalities

Post by Beery » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 pm

Folks, I have updated the spreadsheet with 4 new fatalities over the past 3 months within the sport of PPG. Two pilots I do not have names, Lydia Maecques and Mike Mcguire.
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Re: PPG Fatalities

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Re: PPG Fatalities

Post by Beery » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:50 pm

New fatality, Bernard Atkin. Hit trees following a turbulent flight early afternoon and crashed to the ground.

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news ... es-3389549
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