The pilot of a paramotor aircraft was attempting a manoeuvre at a low height above the ground when the right-hand side of the wing ‘collapsed’, causing the aircraft suddenly to enter a right-hand spiral dive. There was insufficient height for recovery and the aircraft struck the ground with a high vertical speed, causing fatal injuries to the pilot. Contributory factors were the pilot’s handling of the aircraft, combined with the low height at which the manoeuvre was attempted.
Paramotor, no registration 06-08.pdf (355.57 kb)
Date of occurrence: 11 June 2007