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Fatality today in USA


AndyB
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He was a spectator. After a couple days of watching, decided he wanted to fly too. Paid attention to people's techniques. Traded a motorcycle for some old gear which appeared to be 15 years old. Got on the radio with someone (not sure if seller or someone else). Someone told him not a good idea but he wanted to fly anyway. Launched and hit the cage and section of netting came off. Another pilot told the instructor "you should tell him to land and inspect his gear. " Was told, he is alright. A couple minutes later pilot is heading downwind towards some power lines. Appeared to panic by pulling brakes to slow down? Then hands went up, wing way overshot and he plummeted face first into the ground from 100 feet. Guys on radio split. I have heard he was 34 but also in his 50's.

 

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