Final Report: Accident Ozone, Speedster 28, Paramotor, Unregistered, Gormanston Beach, Co. Meath, 4 June 2016 - Report 2017-001

The paramotor was foot-launched by the Pilot from Gormanston Beach. Witnesses observed it climbing out over the sea where it was seen performing a number of orbits and steep turns during which the paramotor would descend to the surface and climb back to its original altitude. It was then observed entering a rapid spiralling descent. It impacted in shallow water approximately 150 metres (m) from the shoreline. The Pilot was fatally injured.
Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 4 June, 2016
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017