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Re: PPG Fatalities

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:24 pm
by Beery
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

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:10 pm
by Beery
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.

RIP
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Re: PPG Fatalities

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:38 pm
by Beery
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.

Re: PPG Fatalities

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:25 pm
by Beery
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.

Re: PPG Fatalities

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:07 pm
by Beery
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Adding Grant Thompson fatality.

Re: PPG Fatalities

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:50 pm
by Beery
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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